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Roberto Luongo’s on-again, off-again relationship with Canucks’ fans wasn’t helped any Tuesday night by his team’s lacklustre 4-0 loss to the New York Rangers. Despite stellar regular-season play and his Olympic gold medal, many fans believe the brooding, somewhat joyless Mr. Luongo is incapable of carrying the team to Lord Stanley’s promised land.
The loss to the Rangers wasn’t Luongo’s fault entirely; the forwards lacked finish despite generating 40 shots.
Winger Nikita Filatov who has been a standout in Binghamton so far, has been notified and recalled by the Senators tonight. He will on the plane tomorrow morning and will join the team back in Ottawa.
Kadri assigned to Marlies and Connolly is inching closer to return. Told he’s doubtful for tomorrow, but could play after that.
He left the ice exhausted (BOOOOO!) and walked down the hall to the dressing room (BOOOOO!) where Roberto Luongo slumped joylessly into his stall (BOOOOO!) and slowly removed his goaltending equipment (BOOOOO!) while reporters surveyed him like undertakers.
So, Roberto, how does it feel to get booed?
The spotlight is on the Columbus Blue Jackets these days.
Given their poor start, the expectations that came with their ballooning payroll heading into this offseason and the Jeff Carter injury, the team has had trade talks with other teams.
But, as of Tuesday, there was nothing imminent on the trade front, a source told ESPN.com. The team is so banged up right now, it doesn’t have the bodies available to make a trade just for the sake of it. Carter is the biggest of the injuries; he is listed as week to week with a fractured foot and the team put him on IR on Tuesday.