Other Penalties: Johnson received a minor for roughing.
Rinaldo takes a total Beat Down from Johnson for sucker punching 162 pound 19 year old Girard. Well done Avs
Arizona announcers calling Rinaldo getting cross checked is such a stretch. Then complain that the innocent Rinaldo gets jumped... These guys are the worst. Clean hit by Rinaldo but he couldnt let it go without a sucker punch. What a waste
Take that, dirty hockey player.
Why is Rinaldo in the nhl?
Surprising victory for Johnson
Anger fueled domination by Johnson here. Looked like a man and a boy there.
Johnson wins this scrap with Rinaldo. Rumor has it, Rinaldo even scrapped with security on his way to the room! Lol.
The punk Rinaldo ran Mackinnion, and then mistook a rookie in Samuel Girard as a guy who was going to fight him, so he attacked him. It was then Eric Johnson taught him a valuable lesson of there is always someone bigger, stronger, and capable of more violence than you.
Has Rinaldo ever won an NHL fight? Maybe he could beat my dead granny ... but I doubt it.
Johnson tunes up the despicable turd following a cowardly sucker punch on a tiny rookie.
Rinaldo took a beat down. didn't know EJ was a good fighter
good old days.. giving 7 from pure nostalgia.
Zac Rinaldo is a piece of poo. And cannot fight. AHL bound.
Strange set up to a fight but I think that Johnson gets the win in this one.
Rinaldo is expecting someone to attack him I can understand his reponse and the punch. Right or wrong it is a reaction
What was Rinaldo thinking? Free Punch card? Glad to see Erik Johnson come to the defense of his team though not typically a fighter, he handled himself well
Rinaldo lays a good hit on MacKinnon and then sucker punches Girard in the mush...no shock there. Johnson exacts punishment and Rinaldo turtles. Rinaldo will , no doubt get a visit from the NHL about the chaep shot.
Erik Johnson my new favorite player!! Rinaldo still a POS.
Love the response by Johnson. I've said this before but, the Avalanche rookies have been getting teed off on left and center and rarely ever get a response. I know Girard put himself in a tough situation but, if you're an Avalanche player you can't let someone like Rinaldo do that to one of your teammates. All Johnson & 5.
Rinaldo gets bent over the boards like a newlywed on her honeymoon. And F the linesmen.
Has Rinaldo ever won a fight. A punk and a punching bag rolled into one.
put the smack down punk lookin bitch
Johnson destroys Rinaldo even with another Zona player and the official holding onto Johnson. Why is Rinaldo even in the league, he can't skate and if he doesn't jump you, he can't even fight Johnson and a 6
Why can't the an ounce just shut his mouth. Every word that came out of his mouth was just "stupider n stupider". Even the crowd went ooowwww and got silent when the punch popped up on the jumbo tron. And then his stupider ass " and the crowd cheered". Lol. Even the other guy was like dude shut up. Just fire that retard.
Rinaldo is a goon! Bad image for the league! Sucker punches a player, and then then scraps with an off ice official. Come on NHL deal with the off ice scrap with an off ice official! He was not on the ice play hockey but to hurt someone!
Great job by Johnson. I just wish he would have smashed Rinaldo's face into the ice for that sucker punch on Girard. He'll have hell to pay on the 27th if he doesn't catch a suspension.
gutless Rinaldo got what he deserved...the league has no place for goons like this who try to hurt people...he is no fighter but rather a cheap shot artist... no problem with fighting but this guy doesn't fight but rather attacks
The referees should have let this one go a bit more. Not only did Johnson win in dominating fashion, he destroyed Zak a Ring-dingling. See ya Wednesday in Denver desert dogs, because there will be more street justice administered by the Avs. Go Avalanche!
Rinaldo is a piece of crap cheap shot artist that got what he deserved!
what a brave guy erik johnson is to team up with mackinnon to jump rinaldo.he couldnt even reach him with his longer arms 1st half of the fight but rinaldo made a mistake when he stopped throwing punches.johnson punched him down with 3 rights.win johnson but im sure if it was someone bigger than rinaldo than johnson would think twice
Ronaldo sighting confirmed. Gerard clearly was coming in to do something, which is the proper reaction, however he then hesitated and Rinaldo (in classic Rinaldo fashion) takes the “initiative” only have EJ come in and go Mcsorley on him. The hit was some what clean but the Avalanche reaction to what followed was awesome. They all stepped (even Girard) and came out on top. Then went on to destroy them with 6 goals. Great reaction all around.
Reinaldo with the cheap shot on a smaller man but gets beat down by someone his own size
I'm okay with the punch on Girard because worst case scenario Rinaldo read the situation wrong and best case scenario Girard went in to fight then thought better of it. Either way, Rinaldo is justified in protecting himself, though he probably did not really need to. That said, he deserved this beatdown and I really enjoyed it.
Yotes announcers are fuggin horrible thinking little Girard was coming in to get into something with sh*tbag Rindildo. EJ steps in and properly lays a beating on him. I would expect a suspension but since it happened against the Avs I doubt it will.