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Videos- A Win And An Injury For The Colorado Avalanche

from Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post,

The Avalanche’s quest for the Stanley Cup won’t get derailed by Nashvegas, so long as a stooge in a Predators sweater doesn’t gouge somebody’s eye out. Colorado lost goalie Darcy Kuemper on Saturday to the dangerously reckless mayhem committed by Nashville knucklehead Ryan Johansen, but emerged from this NHL playoff game with a 7-3 victory.

“You’re always worried when you see a guy holding his eye and heading off,” Avs coach Jared Bednar said after the Predators tried to goon it up with a Colorado team they have zero shot of beating at hockey.

In an odd way, maybe the classless Predators are helping to build the championship character of the Avs, who didn’t blink when Kuemper got poked in the eye by Johansen late in the first period. Colorado refused to let the unnerving sight of its No. 1 goalie crumpled on the ice in pain deter them from their mission.

Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog said every team that has won the NHL championship has discussed how “you’re going to have to go through adversity on the way.”

Try to stay classy, Smashville, hard as it might be for sore losers like Filip Forsberg and Johansen to deal with the frustration of three consecutive losses to a vastly superior Colorado team without throwing a tantrum like petulant children.

This opening-round series is over except for the goonery.

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Below watch the highligts and the injury to Kuemper.

Highlights

 

 

Kuemper injury - Avs broadcast

 

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Is this guy a professional hockey writer?

Posted by lefty.30 on 05/08/22 at 04:09 PM ET

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Yep lefty, he is actually a columnist for the Denver Post and goes way back to the Avs/Wings days.

With him and Adrian Dater around, a lot of hate was spewed between them.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/08/22 at 04:45 PM ET

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