Columbus Blue Jackets defeat Boston Bruins, 2-0

Early in last night's third period, before either team had scored, Tim Thomas left his crease, scurried behind his net, and played the puck.

As he turned to skate back into position, Columbus forward Jiri Novotny barreled into the Bruins goalie's chest with so much force that his mask flew off.

Thomas's nontraditional headgear (he calls it a "mage," being that it's half-mask, half-cage) clattered to the ice, the chin cup and the strap that holds it in place snapping off...