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WATCH: An unusual moment occurred yesterday, as Cale Makar showed outstanding sportsmanship

Published December 20, 2022 at 12:51
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During the hotly contested game between the Colorado Avalanche and the New York Islanders yesterday, an absolutely unreal moment occurred late in the first period.

While being closely followed by Mathew Barzal around his own net, Cale Makar lost his footing and fell on the ice. The referees responded by calling a penalty on Barzal for tripping, to which Makar immediately responded by declining the penalty, citing that the loss of balance was entirely his fault.

As Stéphane Leroux of RDS points out, these are extraordinary images that prove the immense sportsmanship of the Avalanche's star defenseman. The journalist even adds that he has known coaches who would not have appreciated such a gesture from his own player. Fortunately, it all worked out in the end, as the Avs still won the game.



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