We had two very different games last night in the NHL.
Firstthe Hurricanes managed to reverse a one-goal deficit late in the third, before winning in extra time in front of their fans (2 to 1). Alexis Lafrenière’s excellent performance – yet another! – it will not have been enough for the Rangers (a great assist and a post). Panarin, Zibanejad, Strome, Fox, Trouba, Kreider, Kakko… they were all eliminated from the scoreboard last night. Among the Hurricanes, we will especially remember Sebastian Aho’s beautiful goal at the end of the thirdfollowed by Ian Cole’s first goal in extra time… from a pass from Jesperi Kotkaniemi. It was a first point in the playoffs for KK.
In Calgary, this first round of the Battle of Alberta gave us the right to a highly offensive game: 9 to 6 the final score. What a show! Promise for the future (unless your name is Claude Julien and you like games that end with the score 1-0).
Mike Smith allowed two goals in less than a minute and was sent off after six minutes. THE problem in Edmonton, he is still in goal. Mikko Koskinen didn’t go up like a wall when he came to relieve Smith. Note that Jacob Markstrom was only slightly better. Barely!
Among the Oilers we will remember the four points from Connor McDavid (leading scorer in the NHL), as well as the three points from Leon Draisaitl. What a duo!
We’ll also remember Milan Lucic’s control of McDavid late in the match…and the fair that followed. Will we see a fight between Lucic and Kane or between Lucic and Kassian before the end of the series?
Among the Flames, it was mainly Matthew Tkachuk’s three goals (and family) that caught our attention. Let’s just say that going from Jake Oeetinger to Mike Smith makes a few things easier (at least on some nights).
“Probably our worst playoff game. We were lucky. We have to be better” – Matthew Tkachuk
— Marc-André Perreault (@MA_PerreaultTVA) May 19, 2022
Father Keith Tkachuk refused to throw away his white cap to highlight the hat trick of his son Matthew.
Keith Tkachuk won’t throw away his hat for Matthew’s hat-trick pic.twitter.com/Zy8YfIsdCD
—Ryan Gilbert (@RGilbertSOP) May 19, 2022
But it is especially the presence of Brady Tkachuk, the captain of the Senators, but also brother of Matthew, who caught the attention of netizens. This is the second time this spring that he has been talked about at a Flames game. He had attended a Stars vs. Flames with a vest with the image of his brother on the back.
Yesterday we saw him in a red sweater. his brother’s, paste in the hands of Flames fans, celebrating homegrown goals, drinking outbreak of light and pose for the Flames cameras.
Brady Tkachuk = legend
He doesn’t seem to be afraid of a Bud Light. Oh no!
— Marc-André Perreault (@MA_PerreaultTVA) May 19, 2022
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(: @NHLFames) pic.twitter.com/N0b1y8pyX7
—BarDown (@BarDown) May 19, 2022
Some, however, didn’t like seeing him celebrate the Flames’ goals.. What would it be like if Nick Suzuki were to celebrate his brother Ryan’s goals in Raleigh, outbreak of light by hand? I to think That wouldn’t bother me, but I’m pretty sure my “take” wouldn’t be unanimous.
A player from the@LNH_FRwho mixes with fans of a rival team, is not very conventional, let’s say.
Brady Tkachuk (@BradyTkachuk71) doesn’t seem to care too much about conventions. That’s why we like it.#Sensehttps://t.co/4cO1kwg9dh
— Sylvain St-Laurent (@Syl_St_Laurent) May 19, 2022
Hopefully, Tkachuk’s bon vivant won’t get them into as much trouble as Subban’s bon vivant, for example.
Brady will watch Game #2 tomorrow, before heading home (in Ontario or somewhere in the United States). To think that he could have returned to Montreal if we had preferred him to Jesperi Kotkaniemi…
Note that Matthew Tkachuk was also talked about for poking fun at Evander Kane and his recent bankruptcy during last night’s game.
Matt Tkachuk screeches Evander Kane about his bankruptcy. “Do you want some money?” pic.twitter.com/IMOjyzaziO
— Brady Trettnero (@BradyTrett) May 19, 2022
– Experience made the difference in the Rocket.
The experience of the Rocket knew how to make the difference in his series against the Crunch. my column @LNH_FR :https://t.co/N5QMpqf8cG
—Anthony Marcotte (@anthonymarcotte) May 19, 2022
– Was it for fun or?
Ben Chiarot, who played with Corey Perry in Montreal last season, blocked his attempt to throw the puck into the Panthers’ net late in warm-up.
—Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) May 17, 2022
– Yanni Gourde wants to see the Kraken participate in the playoffs next year.
– Happy birthday George! At 41, I hope you no longer have plans to come back…
Happy birthday to UFC superstar Georges St-Pierre @GeorgesStPierre, who turns 41 today. The most interesting athlete I’ve ever interviewed. pic.twitter.com/8MkPvpdM8f
— StuCowan (@StuCowan1) May 19, 2022
– James Pantemis was suspended by CF Montreal for having badly digested the fact of never playing. What is the next step?
…one week before the start of the Canadian championship. At some point, for a goalkeeper to prove himself, he must still be given at least a chance to assert himself here and there. That was not the case with James. Far from ideal. 2/2
—Jeremy Filosa (@JeremyFilosa) May 19, 2022
– Yesterday’s loss in Nashville left CF Montreal with the top spot in the East standings.
With its loss, CF Montreal falls to third place in the East, doubled by Philadelphia and NYCFC.
Next game: Sunday 4 pm at Saputo Stadium vs. Real Salt Lake. pic.twitter.com/w1RTxcghf3
– Rafael Doucet (@raphdoucet) May 19, 2022
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