Watch: Penguins score moments after Werenski bloodied by puck to face

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Bryan Rust tied Sunday's Game 3 between his Pittsburgh Penguins and the Columbus Blue Jackets with his second goal of the night, but the equalizer wasn't without concern or controversy.

The goal came about 10 seconds after Columbus defenseman Zach Werenski was cut badly after taking a Phil Kessel shot under his visor.

Play continued as Werenski lay on the ice after absorbing the blow. He left the ice while bleeding profusely into a towel as the Penguins celebrated their goal late in the second period.

He then returned in the third wearing a full visor and looking like this:

As far as whether the goal should have counted, NHL on-site officiating supervisor Don Koharski declined to say if allowing play to continue was the correct call, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.

Werenski scored his first career playoff goal in the opening frame.

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