Monday, May 22, 2017

Brutal Hit on Viktor Arvidsson Gets Nick Ritchie Tossed from Game 6

Things went from bad to very bad in the first period of Game 6 of the Western Conference Final for the Anaheim Ducks. Already down 2-0 after goals by Austin Watson and Colton Sissons, Nick Ritchie took a five-minute major and was given a game misconduct for this nasty hit on Viktor Arvidsson.

The Predators did not score in the ensuing power play.

Jonathan Bernier, making his first career playoff start in relief of injured John Gibson, has stopped just two of four shots. Pekka Rinne was perfect in the first, stopping all 12 shots he faced. The Finn has been incredible at home in these playoffs.

In other news, Arvidsson was bloodied after the hit, in the shape of an "R." Not really sure why it's news, but it seems to be.

So there you have it.