LAS VEGAS — The kick — or non-kick — heard around the NHL gave the Kraken its first misfortune in quite a while first game Tuesday night.
In the establishment opener against the Golden Knights, the Kraken assumed the misfortune following Chandler Stephenson’s down winning count. Those watching their first hockey game (or, truly, even prepared veterans) are logical thinking about what establishes an illicit kick to forbid an objective.
That objective came not long after Morgan Geekie had tied things up 3-3 in the third time frame. Imprint Stone slid the puck to Stephenson on an odd-man surge, and he calculated his skate — with his toe falling off the ice — to coordinate the puck into the net.
That is the way Vegas dominated the match. Still up in the air it was anything but a kicked puck after Kraken mentor Dave Hakstol tested the call, which prompts a survey from the association’s base camp in Toronto.
As indicated by the NHL rule book, Rule 37.4, a “unmistakable kicking movement” will be considered no-objective.
Plays that include a puck entering the net as an immediate consequence of a “unmistakable kicking movement” will be managed NO GOAL. A “particular kicking movement,” for motivations behind Video Review, is one where the video clarifies that an assaulting Player has intentionally moved the puck with a kick of his foot or skate and the puck accordingly enters the net.
It’s one of those standards (similar to goalie obstruction, and prepare for that, new hockey fans) where the authorities can be somewhat abstract while deciding an unmistakable kicking movement.
It’s one of those guidelines (similar to goalie impedance, and prepare for that, new hockey fans) where the authorities can be somewhat abstract while deciding an unmistakable kicking movement.
Stephenson’s objective won’t stand out forever like Hossa’s, however it’s one Kraken fans will recall for quite a while. Or if nothing else until the following kicked objective in the Kraken’s approval.
Forward Marcus Johansson was harmed in Tuesday’s down, and as indicated by Hakstol will be out endlessly. He was set on harmed hold, and Kole Lind was reviewed from AHL Charlotte.
Johansson completed the game at Vegas, and was on the ice as the game finished. He played with Alex Wennberg and Joonas Donskoi for the vast majority of the challenge.
Hakstol reacts to Vegas
Brilliant Knights chief Mark Stone resented a stick-spinning movement after Geekie’s tying objective Tuesday, saying, “The guy kind of did a little stick twirl and stared the bench down, so it kind of got our line fired up.”
Hakstol said Wednesday that he didn’t perceive any bad behavior by Geekie.
“I know Morgan really well, and that’s not his personality,” he said. “In fact, he does have a friend that plays for Vegas, too. I looked at it on tape just to try to confirm or see it, and there’s really nothing there. There’s certainly no intention; there never would be.”