He was not faking.

NEWARK, NJ – JUNE 09: Anton Volchenkov #28 of the New Jersey Devils kneels on the ice after getting a bloody nose against the Los Angeles Kings as Travis Zajac #19 and Ilya Kovalchuk #17 look on during Game Five of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 9, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)