The Vegas Golden Knights and the Edmonton Oilers are really starting to build up a rivalry during the second round of the playoffs. Their games have been testy and high with emotions, and Game 4 was no exception.
The Edmonton Oilers won 4-1 and tied the series 2-2, and during the game’s final moments, all hell broke loose as Leon Draisaitl attempted to score a 5-1 goal in an empty net. Just after Draisaitl missed his shot, Alex Pietrangelo showed up and slashed the German superstar on his hands.
Pietrangelo earned a five-minute major and game misconduct for his actions, and postgame, Connor McDavid was furious.
McDavid isn’t one to always speak his mind about things he finds wrong on the ice, but after Pietrangelo’s slash, he went after him immediately in a very McDavid-unlike manner.
McDavid begged the NHL to suspend Pietrangelo for his slashing, but it’s not like McDavid is Vegas’ favorite person right now.
They’re seemingly getting tired of McDavid’s ability to draw penalties—which he does better than anyone on the planet—and when Shea Theodore was called on a slashing penalty early in the game, the Golden Knights’ Twitter admin had enough, and he responded with a hilarious Tweet.
”Our guy went near McDavid so Edmonton is getting a power play,” they wrote.
Despite the Tweet being humoristic, many took offense and thought that Vegas was way out of line and that the penalty call was correctly given.
”That was a chop to the hands lol. I know you guys are new to hockey but, there are rules,” one said.
”Imagine that you can’t slash someone’s hands. This must be new,” another said.
”No way this is a sports account,” a third added.