Hat-trick Nazema Shots Nets with Avalanche vs. Blues after death threats – NBC10 Philadelphia
Nazem Kadri had to cope a lot before the 4th game on Monday in St. Louis.
The avalanche center was involved in Fr. controversial collision with Jordan Binington in Saturday’s win in Colorado’s 3rd game, in which the Blues goalkeeper suffered an injury that stopped the series. After the game Binington as reported threw a a bottle of water in the frame in retaliation when he gave the interview.
The cadre was not fined for the collision, and the NHL Players’ Safety Department also imposed no discipline. But the reversal of the performance did not stop at throwing Binington a bottle of water.
The cadre, who is a Muslim of Lebanese descent, has received racist messages and death threats on social media. The Associated Press confirmed the presence of Twitter messages sent to the official account of the Avalanche team, as well as the fact that Kadri called him an “Arab scum” and referred to terrorism. Other reports, some of which were removed, included death threats. Avs collaborated with the St. Louis Police Department to investigate posts, and police presence was stepped up at the command hotel and arena.
Despite all this, Kadri still managed to turn a historic game into 4 games.
The 31-year-old made the first-ever playoff hat-trick of his career and the first hat-trick in the playoffs in Avs history, winning in Colorado 6-3, pushing the Blues to the brink of relegation.
Players of the “blues” were also held at the frame. Pavel Buchnevich and David Peron both went to the penalty area for illegal strikes on Kadri, who scored his second goal shortly after the end of the power play.
Peron seemed to try to hit Kadri with his elbow on his head while he celebrated the goal.
But after a few turbulent days, Kadri was the last to laugh.
“Unfortunately, I’ve been doing this for a long time,” Kadri told TNT about the hateful messages he received online. “It’s sad to say, but it’s just a fact. I get good at just putting it in the rearview mirror. It’s a big deal, I try to behave as if it’s wrong, and [I] just keep moving forward. So that’s what I’m doing.
“I know that some of the messages I have received do not reflect all the supporters in St. Louis. But for those who hate, it was for them. ”
The Avs Center also said it received additional motivation from Blues head coach Craig Berube, who said “Look at Kadri’s reputation. That’s all I have to say” in response to the clash.
“It started with their head coach, probably,” Kadri said. via ESPN. “He made some comments that I’m not a fan of. I guess he never heard of bulletin board material.”
Kadri and Avs will seek to close the series when they host St. Louis in Game 5 on Wednesday.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.