The absence of Samuel Girard has hurt the Avalanche

L’absence de Samuel Girard a fait mal à l’Avalanche

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Absent from the second meeting of the series between the Colorado Avalanche to Predators in Nashville, the quebec defender Samuel Girard has severely missed the company of Jared Bednar, Saturday.

Used for 22 min 07 s in the first game of this series in the first round, Girard fired four shots at the net. A wound to the upper body but was forced to miss the second duel, but his instructor does not expect a long absence.

“[His condition is re-evaluated] on a daily basis, said Bednar in the “Denver Post” after the defeat of 5-4, his family, Saturday evening. We will see how he will feel on Sunday.”

The pilot took advantage of this moment to extol the virtues of the old Cataracts de Shawinigan, who will play first season in the national hockey League, at 19 years of age.

“It is an important piece of our team currently. He has elevated his game at the right time. With the absence of Erik Johnson, it becomes even more important.”

The athlete from Roberval, has tallied 23 points, including four nets, in 73 games this season.

He also played his first five fights in his career with the Predators, who were drafted in the second round of the draft in 2016, before being included in the mégatransaction that sent Matt Duchene for Ottawa Senators.

Anyways, the Avalanche is in search of solutions, training, trailing by two games in the series. Will attempt to take advantage of the support of its supporters at the Pepsi Center, Monday and Tuesday, to level the score.

The discipline could be one of the solutions, since the neglected have offered five sets of power to their rival Tennessee in the second matchup. The Predators have also hit the target twice in 4 vs 4.

“It is certainly too much, admitted Bednar, after the game. They got the momentum by scoring in numerical advantage at the beginning of the second period.”