Adam Larsson Gets Game Misconduct After Ryan Graves Levels Alex Chiasson With Huge Hit

  • Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ryan Graves delivered one of the biggest hits of the season on Edmonton Oilers forward Alex Chiasson during Wednesday night’s game.
  • Chiasson was visibly shaken up on the play and was ruled out for the remainder of the contest.
  • Head coach Dave Tippett said postgame that Chiasson was in concussion protocol, according to The Athletic’s Daniel Nugent-Bowman.
  • Immediately after the check, Oilers blue-liner Adam Larsson, who made the suicide pass that led to Graves’ hit, elbowed Colorado forward T.J. Tynan in the face, earning himself a five-minute major and a game misconduct.
  • The Oilers managed to kill off the five-minute power play.
  • Larsson has never been suspended in his career.
Avalanche score three times in third period in win against Oilers
  • The Colorado Avalanche scored three goals in 2:32 in the third period for the win.

“We found a way to get a spark in the third,” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said. “We played a real good period to win the game. We stuck with it. We didn’t have a great start, but to be able to stick with it and have faith to keep playing our game and execute the game plan we were able to create enough chances to win the hockey game.”

  • Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist, Logan O’Connor scored his first NHL goal, and Philipp Grubauer made 19 saves for the Avalanche (14-8-2), who had lost two in a row.
  • Jujhar Khaira scored, and Mikko Koskinen made 46 saves for the Oilers (16-8-3), who went 3-2-0 on a five-game road trip.

“Other than the goaltender and the [5-for-5] penalty killing, to play like we did was unacceptable,” Edmonton coach Dave Tippett said. “We didn’t play hard enough, and we didn’t play smart enough.”

  • Oilers center Connor McDavid had his 11-game point streak end. He had 24 points (12 goals, 12 assists) in the run.

“They had lots of jump,” McDavid said. “We were on the penalty kill for [9:54], it’s tough to build that momentum.”

Said MacKinnon: “He’s such a tough competitor to defend and we kept him off the scoresheet.”

Sources & Credits: The Score, NHL
NHL Highlights | Avalanche vs. Oilers – Nov. 27, 2019

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