LATEST | Nathan MacKinnon calls out officials after missed call in Game 5

Published April 27, 2023 at 4:32 PM

If you were to ask anyone in the hockey world if they thought the Seattle Kraken would push the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche to the brink of elimination, the majority of people would say no. But that's where we stand after the Kraken took a 3-2 series lead following a Game 5 win in Denver.

While Seattle should be getting all the headlines for the reasons listed above, it's Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon that's all over the news following a non-call in Game 5.

During the second period, MacKinnon was tripped by Seattle's Will Borgen, which went uncalled. MacKinnon was slow getting back to the bench, because he was giving it to the officials, which meant J.T. Compher was late getting onto the ice and into the play. On the same play, the Kraken went down and Tye Kartye, who was making his National Hockey League debut, scored his first goal, giving Seattle a 2-1 lead.

Following the game, MacKinnon let his feelings known about the non-call and was NOT happy with the officials.

"I get 5 feet on a guy, and he takes my feet out," MacKinnon said. "I don't know what to do. It's not 1975. I feel like that's a trip."

MacKinnon went on to add that he needs to keep his cool going forward, saying - "I've got to keep my cool there better. I can't get upset. It's on me there."

The series now shifts to Climate Pledge Arena tomorrow night where the Seattle Kraken will have the chance to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champions. Good news for the Avalanche though, as they'll look to force a Game 7 back in Denver, is that defenceman Cale Makar will return after his one game suspension. Puck drop for Game 6 is set for 10 p.m. ET.

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LATEST | Nathan MacKinnon calls out officials after missed call in Game 5

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