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Lack of Polak
Yesterday it was Ristolainen, today it is Toronto’s own Roman Polak. It’s too late to play ‘How Many Games’ as it was reported that he will be receiving a two-game suspension for his hit against Oliver Bjorkstrand. Polak received a five-minute major and a game misconduct, but the league thought it necessary to take it further. Luckily this was Polak’s first offence which seemed to help his case. There is nothing to justify the hit. Bjorkstrand tries to play the puck along the boards with Polak right behind him. Although he turns is back on the play, there is no excuse for Polak to staple him face first against the glass. Hopefully he learns from because the game may not have ended the way it did if Columbus scored on that power play.
Three Heads Once More
The Islanders beat the Rangers last night and now sit two points back of Boston for the final wild card spot. It’s safe to say that they’re going for it as the team announced that they have recalled Jaroslav Halak from the minors. Ever since Halak was send down, Thomas Greiss has started all but five games going 25-16-5 with a .914 Sv%. Unfortunately, the organization has seemed to have lost confidence in backup goalie Jean-Francois Breube who was poor against the Carolina Hurricanes. The team can’t afford to run Griess ragged, but at the same time don’t trust Berube to give them quality starts. Hence Halak. The Islanders have 10 games remaining in the season, including a crucial back-to-back game against the Bruins on Saturday. You can expect Halak to play in a couple of them.
Life’s Not Fehr
It looks like #Freivo will be shortest standing hashtag on twitter. Eric Fehr made his debut with the leafs last night in their 5-2 win against the Blue Jackets. Overall, he had a solid game being physical and a huge part of the penalty kill. During that game however, Fehr blocked a shot with his hand which looks worse than it did last night. Fehr’s season might be done as he was seen with a cast at the airport. Sometimes it’s amazing the bad luck that players can have thrown their way. On the bright side, Leivo will be back in the line-up tonight against the New Jersey Devils. The young forward will look to add to his point total this season as he already has 9 points in 12 game with the team.