Erik Karlsson Absolutely Loses it After a Missed Call and throws his helmet on the ice

BY AARON    MARCH 8, 2023  (1:19 PM)
It seems that Erik Karlsson is poised to receive the Norris trophy as the top defenseman in the league this season. However, his performance in yesterday's game did not exhibit the seasoned and polished play expected from a veteran player of his caliber.

Karlsson Has an Outburst On the Bench



Although Erik Karlsson is on pace to become the first defenseman in 30 years to score 100 points, watching his San Jose Sharks play has been difficult.

Despite his impressive individual performances, they have not been enough to overcome the team's struggles, and this has evidently taken a toll on his emotions.


During a recent game, Karlsson became visibly frustrated after a high-stick by Alexander Kerfoot went unnoticed by the officials. In a fit of anger, he aggressively threw his helmet onto the ice, resulting in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.



Following the incident, Erik Karlsson addressed the media:

«It's just a little disrespectful,» Karlsson said. «Understand that they have a tough job. Things are gonna get missed and stuff, but I found that was a hard one to miss.»

He added: «To get disrespected like that, it's tough to take. I lost my cool a little bit after that. I apologize for that, but doesn't matter if it's a 6-nothing game or 1-nothing game, you're still out there trying to play our hardest.»

In the post-game interviews, Head Coach David Quinn agreed that the referees missed the calls:

«Yeah, they said they didn't see it,» Quinn said. «Corey (Syvret) said he was behind [Karlsson] and didn't see it.»

Regardless of whether the high-stick was called or not, it would not have had a significant impact on the Colorado Avalanche's dominant 6-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

Source: Hockey Feed
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