Arber Xhekaj absolutely rips Radko Gudas in the post game presser. ‘He's aiming at his opponents knees'.

Published January 20, 2023 at 9:51

The game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Florida Panthers was a circus on the ice.

Normally, I greatly respect the hard work of the referees, but yesterday was a disaster. The National League also contributed to this fiasco, since it is at the base of all this emotion by accepting the first goal of the game, which was unequivocally a goal that should be denied.

By accepting the goal, the CH had to have a second straight shorthanded goal, and within a minute, we went from a 0-0 score, to a 2-0 score for the Panthers.

After that, tempers flared, disgraceful hits were made and there were even three fights during the game. The referees did an abysmal job of fueling the frustrations on the ice with questionable decisions.

For the Panthers, Radko Gudas was one of those who made questionable calls on the ice, twice attempting to check with his knee, which is very dangerous and can cause a severe injury.

In this regard, during his post-game press conference, Arber Xhekaj did not hesitate to express his thoughts on Gudas by directly attacking him for not answering for his actions on the ice.

"He never answers. I don't know what his problem is. He's aiming at his opponents knees the whole game. He plays hard, I have to give it to him, but at some point you have to prove you can respond." - Arber Xhekaj

Well, that has the makings of being very clear. Let's just say it promises for the next game, when the two sides have to face each other two more times, between now and the end of the season.

It was a frustrating game for the Habs, who will have to pick themselves up quickly, as the team faces the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

January 20   |   247 answers
Arber Xhekaj absolutely rips Radko Gudas in the post game presser. ‘He's aiming at his opponents knees'.

Do you think the first goal awarded to the Panthers on Tkachuk's interference on Montembeault should have been disallowed?

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