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Videos- While The Avs’ Matt Calvert Bleeds, The Vancouver Canucks Score

from Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic,

The hockey world watched Calvert take a shot off the back of his head seconds before the Vancouver Canucks scored a goal.

But the Colorado Avalanche saw something else. They watched another teammate laying on the ice, bleeding – again – after being hit in the head with the puck while play was allowed to continue. They viewed what happened to Calvert as a player safety issue and one that should have resulted in the game immediately stopping so a player could receive immediate medical attention.

Escaping Rogers Arena with a 5-4 overtime win Saturday did not matter because all they could think about was Calvert.

“It’s a *#$%@& joke man and I’ve talked about it already,” said Avalanche alternate captain and defenseman Erik Johnson, who was referencing a postgame radio interview he gave with the team’s flagship station that also needed to be censored on a seven-second tape delay. “Like, you want to protect a guy? The guy’s got a family at home. He’s laying there bleeding out of his head and they don’t blow the *#$%@& whistle? It’s a complete joke. It’s an absolute joke and they should be ashamed of themselves.”

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Below, watch it play out and also Nathan MacKinnon reacts...

 

Nathan MacKinnon.

 

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I hate the league for making me agree with the Avs

Posted by ThatGuy on 11/17/19 at 09:18 AM ET

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