Hours after getting a vote of confidence from his coach, Jaroslav Halak came through with one of his best games of the season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are the hottest team in the NHL and are proving they can win without star center Auston Matthews.
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I thought the Authentic LeGarrette Blount Jersey first two periods we did a lot of good things, Tavares said. We carried the play, a nice play on that first goal by everybody. I think it was a good boost early. It was a good two points against a team that was playing pretty well.
In a memo sent to teams Monday, NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent wrote: We want to keep our players on the field. No one wants a penalty or an ejection to determine the outcome of the game. In recent weeks, however, there have been several suspensions and ejections because of contact with, and conduct toward, our game officials. This is not who we are — as players, as clubs, as the NFL.
The memo comes some 10 days after the NFL Referees Association expressed concern about Raiders offensive lineman Gabe Jackson was not suspended after he pushed an official. The referee who was pushed suffered bruised ribs from the contact.
There have been three players ejected for making contact with an official this season. In addition to this, Saints coach Sean Payton was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he ran up to an official to call a timeout last Thursday.