Maybe "risky play" is not the best description, but it was definitely an unnecessary play. This is the way I look at it:rabbit wrote: ↑Jul 4th, 2016 2:04 amNo, it wasn't a risky play. Watching it again, the Colorado guy poked the puck off Subban's stick (and the resulting collision made Subban fall over). Look at the players on the left side. None of them were wearing a Habs jersey.
You can say he made a risky play, but Markov throwing it over to Subban, who was being covered, put him in a bad spot.
1) Markov throws a long lateral pass to him, Subban is quite well covered. In my opinion, he should of dumped the puck in the corner or try to skate forwards along the boards.
2) because Subban is right handed and trying to skate along the blue line from right to left, its harder to control/move the puck.
3) the Colorado player to my surprise is able make great strides and makes up a lot of ice and able to slash/take a hack at Subban causing him to lose control of the puck. Once Subban realizes he lost control of the puck he tries to stop/reverse which causes him to lose an edge and wipes out.
4) The break out starts out as a 3 on 2 but Patches does a great job of catching up but at the end he lets his man go and Ignila taps it in.
With only a few minutes left to go in a game, I don't think its a good idea to do passes back up to the point. Too many weird things can happen, the ice is choppy and slow. The puck can hop over your blade, etc. I remember one time in a playoff game in OT, the a person down low threw a pass back up to the point and the players blade/shafted snapped in half. Opposition went on a break away and scored. I know this is getting crazy/rare, but the Hockey Gods can sometimes be quite cruel.