The Colorado Avalanche met the Vegas Golden Knights for the first time in regular season action after a win Tuesday against the Dallas Stars. A bad turnover, a breakaway, and a strange offside call in the second period was the beginning of the end for the Avs.
The Avs coaching staff decided to challenge the goal that made it 2-0 for the Knights. As you can see above, at first glance, the play was pretty obviously offside. A second look earlier in the okay shows that Sven Andrighetto apparently tipped the puck into the Avs zone, allowing the Knights player to touch the puck even though he entered the zone before it crossed the blueline. Whatever I guess.
Not much to say here
Bad turnovers wrote the story today. Nail Yakupov had an awful turnover in the second that led to VGK’s first goal that the Avs would never recover from.
Anton Lindholm left the game in the first and would not return with an upper body injury.
Alexander Kerfoot got nailed by a late hit by Brayden McNabb (famous for his late hit on Colorado draft pick Joey Hishon that arguably ended his NHL career.) MacKinnon stood up for his teammate and attempted to fight, but it ended just as quickly as it started. Kerfoot did not return.
Looking towards the future
The Avalanche have no time to waste as they will battle the Chicago Blackhawks tomorrow and hopefully move on from this dumpster fire of a game. Expect Jonathan Bernier to mind the net tomorrow after his partner Semyon Varlamov got shelled tonight.