(Denver) Here’s the report by Nathan McKinnon and Colorado Avalanche: They’re very fast.
However, there is one chapter in this report that isn’t always taken into consideration: They can also participate physically.
McKinnon and Gabrielle Landscog scored twice in a landslide 7-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights Sunday night in the first match of their second-round confrontation.
What started as a puck distribution clinic before an avalanche then turned into a number of scuffles. There was a total of 74 minutes of penalties between the two teams, including four misconduct and one match misconduct cases awarded to Golden Knights striker Ryan Reaves for attempting to injure an opponent.
“To be honest, I don’t think you can call it physical play,” Landeskog said. Reaves was on a mission to hit someone in period three and he did. ”
NHL player safety has suspended Reeves for two games for his move against Avalanche defender Ryan Graves at 8:04 in the third half.
And in a video posted on the NHL website, the association said the judges and Reeves admitted that “a quilt of hair has been plucked” during a scrum session. The association also noted that Reeves’ actions were “in response” to a move Graves made at the expense of Matthias Ganmark.
Things took a turn for the worse in the second half, when he gave Graves a solid check for GMC. The latter hit the board and had to be helped out of the rink.
The Golden Knights disliked this check and striker William Carrier received two heavy penalties against Cal McCar and Graves.
“He’s a helpless player. Captain of the Golden Knights Mark Stone insisted it was a hindrance and a blind spot check.”
The Golden Knights’ coach, Peter DeBoer, came to the defense of Reaves, who was unpunished for facing Minnesota defender Wilde Ryan Suter from behind in Match 7 of their first-round series. Sutter’s face smashed onto the shaft.
DeBoer said of Reaves, “Ryan is one of the least badass people I’ve seen in my 10 years in the NHL.” He is my body, not a bastard. ”
Avalanche disliked the match against Graves who fell to the ground. Graves stayed on the ice and therapists examined him as there was a bag around him.
Avalanche coach Jared Bidnar said, “Graves was on the ground in a weak position and Reeves would stay above him and hit him.” DeBoer knows his player, I think. I don’t think Reeves is out on the ice trying to hurt the players, but in this case I didn’t like his game. ”
Avalanche’s dominance in the first game surprised both teams, which have divided the Series of Honor into eight this season. The Colorado team won the Presidents Cup, which had the most points in the standings, for carrying the tiebreaker against the Golden Knights.
Fatigue may be a factor. The Golden Knights only got one day off after defeating them on the ground in seven matches. Avalanche got nearly a week of rest after it engulfed the St. Louis Blues.
Goalkeeper Marc-Andre Fleury is expected to return to the Al-Fursan Golden League goal on Wednesday. Fleury played all seven matches against Wild, scoring 1.71 goals against the average.
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