Striker Bay Tampa Lightning Nikita Kucherov shared his opinion about the team forward Ryan Callahanwhich will replace him in the third match of the first round of the playoff series with Columbus Blue Jackets (0-2). The top scorer in the NHL regular season will miss the game due to disqualification.
In the second game of the first round playoff series with Columbus Blue Jackets (1: 5), the Russian was removed before the end of the meeting. At the 56th minute of the game, he pushed the defender of the "uniforms" Marcus Nutivaar on board.
“It is unpleasant to have to miss the third match of the series. Callahan is a great hockey player. Players of this type need a team in the playoffs. He brought benefits throughout the year and plays an important role in the team. We are very happy to see him again in the composition. I would like Ryan to play more. I consider him a great player. He plays in the minority, is a bilateral hockey player. Callahan is capable of playing in a power manner and energizes the team.
How do I comment on the episode that led to the disqualification? The next question, ”the official league website quotes Kucherov.
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You can watch the video on Pete Blackburn's Twitter page.