Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Rest is a Weapon

May 30, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) celebrates his goal with right wing Joonas Donskoi (72) and center Nathan MacKinnon (29) and defenseman Cale Makar (8) and right wing Mikko Rantanen (96) in the second period against the Vegas Golden Knights of game one in the second round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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The Avalanche steamrolled the Vegas Golden Knights 7-1 in Game 1 thanks largely to their top line and stud defenseman Cale Makar. JJ and Aarif break down the importance of Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog constantly showing up for playoff games and the depth that supports them. The guys then discuss the curious decision to start Robin Lehner. They then dive into Ryan Reaves’ actions and the type of supplemental discipline we should expect from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. Nazem Kadri’s suspension was also upheld by Gary Bettman. Aarif explains what’s next in the process. All that and more on this edition of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche Podcast. Produced by Patrick Stedman.

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