On Wednesday, the Chargers defeated the Canadians 1-0 in Game 5 to win the Stanley Cup. However, the biggest news may be after they started to lift the Stanley Cup. Alex Killorn in uniform revealed to Kyle Bukauskas of Sportsnet that he had a fractured fibula and surgically inserted a rod into the broken bone In-and still want to participate in the game.
“I tried the 4th game, but obviously it was not good enough,” he said, and captain Steven Stamkos called him a Warrior. “Then it got worse after trying. The boys did a good job and I didn’t have to participate in the game. I hope I don’t have to use it, but if it comes down to it, I might participate in the next game or the 7th game. But boys We did not let this happen.”
Killorn missed 2-5 games after blocking Jeff Petry’s shot in the second quarter of the first game. After handing the club to defender Victor Hedman, Kelown played without the club, placing his body on the line to prevent the shot from passing through. He was a bit painful on the bench and played four more rotations before missing the rest of the game-including one in the third quarter.
As he pointed out, he warmed up in the fourth game, but did not participate in the game. Kelown celebrated on the ice and shook hands with the Canadians before he had a chance to lift the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row.
Killorn usually skates on Bolts’ second line with Stamkos and Anthony Cirelli, and is a member of Lightning’s top power team. He is also a key penalty killer.
“Alex is part of the puzzle,” Cooper said before the second game. “He played on multiple special teams, he killed penalties for us, he was a top powerful player, he could check us, he was in the goal-scoring aspect. He is a deep, veteran player, you can Relying on the game to enter and play. He is the kind… You look at the score sheet, he swallowed 18 minutes, he has some blocks, he has “some clicks, he has this, he has that. When you win a hockey game, his contribution does not always appear in the newspapers. “
He finished the playoffs with 8 goals and tied for second place on the team and scored 17 points in 19 games. Eight of these points are in a strong game, and one point is an understaffed assist. During the regular season, he scored 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) in 56 games.
“The killer is an important part of our team,” Taylor Johnson said before the second game. “He consumes a lot of time, playing in various situations. Everyone has to play a different role. This is a great thing. “About our team, we have this depth. This will require everyone. “
Johnson occupied Killoren’s position in the second line and assisted the team’s first goal in the second game, which was his fourth point in 20 playoff games. Roscolton, who won the Stanley Cup, was in his place in the fifth game.
Mathieu Joseph, who has not played since the first round against the Panthers, entered the fourth row. In the game against the Canadians, he had two assists. The native from Laval, Quebec, played two games and four games with Florida in the 2020 Stanley Cup for the Chargers. In 56 regular season games this year, he scored 12 goals and 7 assists.