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Video- A Match Penalty To Ryan Reaves

The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 7-1 tonight.

This of course happened in the third period of a blowout game.

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Ryan Reaves shoved Ryan Graves down to the ice and kneed him in the face after crosschecking Philipp Grubauer in the back of the head. Reaves was assessed a match penalty for 'intent to injure' and ejected from the game. Jonathan Marchessault also received two double minors on the play, leading to a 9-minute powerplay for the Avalanche.



added 2:59am on 5/31/21, game highlights are below...

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These announcers should be ashamed of themselves.

Parros must be buddies with Reaves or some folks
in Vegas where he apparently lives and is involved.

Remember last playoffs when Reaves gratuitously targeted Schmaltz in the head and followed through and the league said it was an “unavoidable” hit?
And remember when Schmaltz suffered a head injury and was out long-term?

Remember last game against Minnesota when Reaves hit Suter face-first into the post with the puck nowhere nearby and the officials only gave Reaves 2 mins?

This is what happens when you give a player like Reaves a virtual license to injure opponents.

Reaves just kept trying to hurt Graves when he was down. Twisted his neck halfway off. Kneed him while defenseless. Kept going at him with his glove.

You see a lot of grinning and laughing from Reaves when he does this stuff.
Maybe he’s a psychopath? Just a thought.

If I were on Colorado and this is how it the league keeps handling “just a normal scrum” from psychos like Wilson and Reaves, I’d go right after Vegas’s best friends players. Or use my stick and take out Reaves first chance I got. Sure a my one who did that would get an enraged call from Bettman and be suspended indefinitely. But it would be a good opportunity to go on the news and talk about Gary Bettman and George Parros and their denial and coverups of head injuries and how close they keep coming to winking and nodding as players almost get killed by the biggest goons in the league. I’d love to see Bettman and Parros try to defend their approach to discipline in front of a media that doesn’t have to follow their omertà or risk losing their careers.

I’ve had it with these guys. Look at Reaves. It’s not a hockey play. It’s not accountability for a bad hit by Graves. It’s sadistically trying to hurt a defenseless opponent as much as possible. When he’s already down and defenseless. Guy is a f-ing psycho who happens to also be an NHL hockey goon.

Posted by lefty.30 on 05/31/21 at 01:33 AM ET

AzWingsFan's avatar

All could have been avoided had the refs managed the game properly, the fact they refused to call and manage the game the players took matters into their own hands. 
And Lefty, I find it funny you talking about Reaves trying to twist a guys head off, yet not a single mention of Jost doing the same thing to Karlsson in the same sequence.

Posted by AzWingsFan on 05/31/21 at 01:50 PM ET

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