Highlight Of The Night
The Flames generated some nice passing and some beautiful shots from above the circles, but one non-goal stood out as the easy highlight of the night. Nikita Zadorov caught Ondrej Kase at the perfect spot and popped his top just inside the Leafs zone late in the first period. A respectable number of dedicated Leafs fans carried the energy for most of the first period, but it was an equitable split for the remainder of the game after this crunch.
Nikita Zadorov with a monstrous hit on Ondrej Kase. pic.twitter.com/guCefG0HNW— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 11, 2022
Unfortunately Kase departed the game after this hit, and did not return. With his history of concussion we hope he recovers quickly. The hit made contact with Kase’s head, but was certainly not the focal point and rather an unfortunate byproduct of the size differential. It would be surprising to see Zadorov get a call over this.