NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The NHL on Thursday suspended star Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty for an elbow to the head of Vegas Golden Knights forward William Carrier in a playoff game the night before. In Game 1 of the Avalanche’s series with the Nashville Predators Thursday night, first-line center Ryan Johansen laid an identical-looking hit on the Avs’ Tyson Barrie.

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Adrian Dater

Adrian Dater has been covering the Avs since their inception. In 2015, he became the lead NHL national columnist with Bleacher Report, where he worked until 2017 before joining BSN Denver.