The series with the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins provides a lot of talking points, although only two games have been played so far.
The famous four out of seven started with an endless duel that required three overtime hours, then there was a lack of goalkeepers among the goalkeepers Think and finally it is the time of the action of Quebecer Alexis Lafrenière that is now drawing attention.
On Thursday night, the former blueshirts’ first overall pick was the least-used player in Gerard Gallant’s entire roster. His meager ten minutes of usage even puts him behind a certain Ryan Reaves.
“He played very little. I was listening to former National Hockey League (NHL) star Luc Robaille earlier NHL Network and he mentioned that one shouldn’t analyze the work of such an underused player. I believe that’s actually true of the Lafrenière file,” Renaud Lavoie explained on the show. JiCFriday night.
“He’s interfering by giving several checks and I think it’s a shame he doesn’t seem to have his coach’s confidence.”
“Everyone wishes him every success and hope he plays at the height of his talent,” concluded the journalist of the former Rimouski Océanic color bearer.
A growing list of victims
Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said point guard Casey DeSmith went under the knife on Friday and will miss the rest of the playoffs.
“But if we analyze the sequence where DeSmith is injured, it’s just a simple harmless movement. A few seconds later, the goalkeeper asked the officials to stop the game because of his discomfort.”
“I spoke to some Penguins executives this morning and they told me this injury doesn’t happen in a regular season game. The fact that the team ended up in the second overtime played a big part, Casey’s body was exhausted.
The lily well represented
The misfortune of some is sometimes the happiness of others. That Think Quebecers Louis Domingue and Alex D’Orio, who lost their first two goalies in Tristan Jarry and Casey DeSmith, are promoted and are the goalies who will have the difficult task of slowing down the New York Rangers.
“It’s a hot topic in Pittsburgh as Domingue and D’Orio are the only two healthy contract goalies available to Mike Sullivan and his team. If one of them is injured, what should we do, call the driver zamboniasked Renaud Lavoie.
Watch the full segment in the main video above.