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Is Nazem Kadri the Next Tom Wilson?

Is Nazem Kadri the Next Tom Wilson?

Toronto's third-line centre was suspended for the remainder of the first round by the NHL's department of player safety Monday evening for delivering a risky cross-check to the head of Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk. Boston has scored just five goals in their first two games of this series, but they have still averaged a solid 3.80 gpg over their last 10 games.

Inserted into the lineup after getting healthy scratched for Game 1, veteran winger David Backes was first to a loose puck behind Toronto's net after a Nikita Zaitsev turnover before feeding Coyle in front to bury a shot past Andersen at 4:44.

The problem is that he has to actually be on the ice for any of that to matter, and he continues to take himself out of the lineup because of the often times unsafe and reckless style of game that he plays.

This means Kadri is eligible to be suspended in excess of five games.

Given his all-around play he is an absolute steal under the salary cap on a team that needs every possible steal it can get given its contract situation at the top of the roster.

Despite Avery's endorsement, Kadri faces a suspension for the second straight postseason. "Just happy we got the win". The Leafs' fourth line of Moore, Frederik Gauthier and Tyler Ennis were effective all night with a couple of grinding shifts in the offensive zone.

Kadri had 16 goals and 28 assists in 73 games for the Leafs this season, following consecutive seasons of 32 goals.

But the Bruins quickly reminded the Leafs why they finished ahead of them in the Atlantic Division race when Leafs defenceman Jake Muzzin took a holding penalty late in the period.

Boston responded on a power play of its own with 37.3 seconds left in the period when Coyle collected a puck off the end boards to score his second of the series.

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Andersen - by far the best Leaf - robbed Heinen with an exceptional glove save before Rask made a toe stop on Andreas Johnsson at the other end.

"You have to play real hard and look after yourself, but you can't cross the line", Toronto head coach Mike Babcock said on a conference call with reporters Sunday. Boston bounced back in game two with a solid 4-1 win and will now be looking to grab back their home-ice advantage with a win in this one.

"Not only is Kadri considered a repeat offender under the the terms of the CBA - having been suspended 3 playoff games exactly one year ago - but Kadri has also been previously suspended for a similar retaliatory crosscheck to the head of an opponent". "Ideally all those things are contagious".

Kadri was suspended three games in the 2018 first-round playoff series between the clubs for charging and delivering a blow to the head of Boston forward Tommy Wingels.

Kadri travelled to NY for an in-person hearing, meaning the league had the option to suspend the player for more than five games.

William Nylander slid over from the wing to take Kadri's place on Toronto's third line behind between Patrick Marleau and Connor Brown. His inability to control his emotions may have prevented him from playing that role, and may ultimately provide him a one-way ticket out of town.

Note: Game 5 is set for Friday in Boston.

Game 3 of the tied series goes Monday night at Scotiabank Arena.


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