The Vegas Golden Knights could possibly be minus some toughness Sunday after they open the NHL Western Convention championship towards Dallas.
Enforcer Ryan Reaves can have a listening to with the NHL’s division of participant security on Saturday for an unlawful examine to the pinnacle of Vancouver’s Tyler Motte late within the second interval of Friday’s 3-0, Recreation 7 win over the Canucks.
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With Vegas’ Paul Stastny pursuing Motte, Reaves moved in from the opposite path and caught the Canucks ahead up excessive together with his shoulder and made contact with Motte’s head.
Reaves was assessed a five-minute main and sport misconduct however his teammates killed off the penalty, limiting Vancouver to 1 shot.
Friday’s victory averted a disastrous deja vu for the Golden Knights.
After advancing to the Stanley Cup remaining of their inaugural 2018 season, Vegas was up 3-1 to the San Jose Sharks within the first playoff spherical final yr solely to lose three straight and go residence.