St. Louis Blues forwards Vladimir Tarasenko has been needed having fun with illegal equipment at an essential juncture in Friday night’s 4-3 overtime victory on the visiting Colorado Avalanche after picking up teammate Colton Parayko‘s stick in overtime.
Blues interim coach Craig Berube stated that the punishment was called because the 6-foot-6 Parayko comes with a complaint into the NHL’s stick length rule. The Tarasenko will not.
“When it had been somebody else stick, say it had been [Jaden Schwartz‘s] rod, he could pick this up and use it,” Berube said.
Ryan O’Reilly bailed out that the Blues with a short handed, breakaway winner 2 minutes, 5 minutes into overtime.
“I had no idea,” O’Reilly said of this principle. “I think our whole chair had no idea, however, with the win tonight, I really don’t think we care. We got it done”