More from Sebastian Aho on the violence of Sebastian Aho? The NHL playoffs are always an intense and emotional time for hockey players and fans alike, and Game 6 of the first round game between the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders was no exception. One of the key moments of the game, and perhaps the most entertaining, came with just over three and a half minutes left in the second period. Sebastian Aho of the Hurricanes knocked down Aho of the Islanders resulting in a power play for the Islanders.
WATCH: Hurricanes’ Sebastian Aho trips Islanders’ Sebastian Aho in weirdest penalty of playoffs
The game started with the Hurricanes throwing the puck into the offensive zone. However, Sebastian Aho was caught offside and had to quickly cross the blue line again. In his haste, he ended up shaving the other Aho, knocking him to the ice. The referees immediately imposed a penalty on the Hurricanes player, and the Islanders had the chance to take advantage of the power play.
The Islanders came close to doing that as they came close to scoring a turnover from Frederik Andersen to Cal Clutterbuck. However, the Hurricanes managed to hold them off and kill the penalty, preserving their one-goal deficit at the time.
It wasn’t the first time the two Ahos had met on the show. In Game 5, they ended up in the penalty box at the same time, even though their penalties had nothing to do with each other and were a minute apart. However, the Game 6 incident was certainly the most notable interaction between the two players, as it resulted in a power play for the New York Islanders and a potential turning point in the game.
Despite the incident and the fact that neither Ahos are related despite sharing the exact same name, it should be noted that both Ahos are incredibly talented players. They have been key contributors for their respective teams throughout the series. The Hurricanes’ Aho, in particular, has been a force to be reckoned with, making a significant difference for the Hurricanes on offense in the series.
While the series may be heading towards Game 7, anyone can guess what’s to come. But one thing is certain: the intensity and drama of the NHL playoffs will once again be on full display, and the two Ahos will undoubtedly play a crucial role in the outcome of the game.