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Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning takes a puck to the face

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Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates off the ice after being hit in the face with a puck in the second period of Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Bruins during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 27, in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Stamkos returns to the game after being hit in the face with a puck.

Stamkos was only out of the game for five minutes of play before he returned wearing a full cage face shield in place of the visor he had been wearing.  Boston beat Tampa 1-0 to go to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 1990.