AEST 10:00, Fri Apr 18 2014
In Australia, we like to think we have the world's most brutal sporting codes but an NHL star has reminded us of the incredible toughness required to play ice hockey.
Montreal Canadiens star Brendan Gallagher was in action against Tampa Bay Lightning when he was struck on the throat after a fierce shot from one of his teammates.
Instead of clocking out of the game, the winger was straight back into the action as the Canadiens won the opening game of the finals series, 5-4.
Click through to see some of ice hockey's most brutal moments.
Ouch! Click through to watch the blow.