Found April 06, 2013 on
Joffrey Lupul was named the NHL’s first star of the week. Unfortunately, he may go back on the Injured Reserve list after getting sandwich between two Philadelphia Flyers.
For the second time in two weeks, a Toronto Maple Leaf’s player has been named a NHL Star of the Week.
Last time it was Nazem kadri. This time it’s Joffrey Lupul, who racked up nine points in just four games last week. Congratulations Joffrey!
The Toronto Maple Leafs seemed to be back to their winning ways by shutting out Ottawa his past weekend 4-0. ”I think we had a great start and that was one of the things we tried to focus on,” said Leaf’s head coach, Randy Carlyle in the post game press conference.
Kadri racked up four points in the game, including his second career hat-trick. Lupul also had a four point night, with a goal and three assists.
James Reimer had a pretty good performance in net, making a total of 31 saves.
The Leafs had a four day lay off before they faced their next opponent, the Philadelphia Flyers. Obviously, it didn’t help them because they ended up losing 5-3.
“We didn’t play desperate enough, said Carlyle after the game. ” We were a step behind.”
Carlyle continued by saying, “We weren’t engaged in the hockey game.” ”When you score three goals, you should win.”
With this loss, the Leafs snapped a three game winning streak. The good news for Leaf fans is Toronto is in fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Why is this good news? Well, it’s because it will be difficult for the teams who are near the bottom of the standings to catch up to the Leafs.
Leaf’s captain, Dion Phaneuf got two assists and James Reimer made 26 saves during the game.
There was an incident in the first period of the game involving Lupul. He got sandwich between two Philadelphia players and suffered a upper-body injury. No word on how long he’ll be out, but one thing is for sure, it’s doubtful he will be in the line up for tonight’s game against the New Jersey Devils. This couldn’t have happened at a worst time for Lupul. A player who has been very hot lately since coming off the Injured Reserve list. Now it seems he might have to go back on the list again for a while.
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from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail,
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Lupul found himself between Adam Hall and Jay Rosehill and you can see Lupul's head snap back but I don't really see anything flagrant on the play and no penalty was called.
Lupul went to the dressing room and has not returned.
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from Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star,
Whether Lupul’s injury is significant or not is a matter for another day. He wasn’t available for comment after the game. And while Leafs coach Randy Carlyle reported that Lupul felt “fine,” pronouncing him “50-50” to participate in Friday’s practice, it was difficult to know what to make of the coach’s assessments. Though...