Sharks forward Logan Couture said he avoided another loss in San Jose's 5-3 defeat at the hands of the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday night.
Just over eight minutes into the second period of Game 2 of the Sharks' first-round playoff series, Couture dropped low to the ice to block Cody Eakin's shot. The puck ... well, it hit Couture a bit lower to the ice than he would've liked.
"I almost ... I thought I lost my testicle," Couture told reporters after the game.
A reporter fired back: "Is it still there?"
"Luckily," Couture quipped, stifling a smile.
Couture did not play for the remainder of the second period Friday, but he did return to take the final frame's opening faceoff. With 4:15 remaining in regulation, Couture blocked another shot, this time from the stick of Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt.
If Couture got any bumps and bruises, at least he now knows from experience that it absolutely beats the alternative.