On March 22, 1989 one, of the most gruesome looking sports injuries ever to happen occured in an NHL game between the St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres, two players collided at the front of the net, and one player’s skate catches Sabres goalie, Clint Malarchuk on the neck, slicing open his jugular vein.
Blood started pouring from his neck onto the ice—yet amazingly, Malarchuk left the ice under his own power with the assistance of the team’s trainer. Seven people in the stands fainted, two had heart attacks, and some of his own teammates threw up on the ice.
"All I wanted to do was get off the ice. My mother was watching the game on TV, and I didn’t want her to see me die." - Clint Malarchuk