The Lorenzi Line
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Yesterday’s game started with a ring; vulcanized rubber rang off the Jacket’s post and made its way behind Mason and out the other side. This is when the cold sweats start. Out of the line-up was Atkinson, Calvert, Carter, Sanford and Methot but it didn’t show. Columbus skated hard to the puck but eternally left the front of the crease to the Stars.
The first period was very exciting with the Jackets shooting the puck 12 times, one less than the total shots of their last meeting with Dallas. This was the game, you could feel it. Midway through the period a shot from former and now again current Blue Jacket defenseman Aaron Johnson went through the five-hole of undefeated Star’s goaltender Lehtonen. What a start, but wait…the goal was waived off. No video review, no calling Toronto, just waived off. Why? The referee claimed Derek Dorsett was in the crease during the goal.
The news just keeps getting worse for Columbus. After the tossing of Matt Calvert to the minors they have some new injuries to deal with. Jeff Carter will be on a weekly watch to return from a hairline fracture on his foot during the last game against the Stars and back-up goaltender Curtis Sanford was injured during practice. Sanford saw little action this season (18 minutes and 3 saves) and was lucky to be on the bench. The original back-up goaltender they had geared for this season, Mark Dekanich, was injured during the first pre-season game.
Goaltender from the Saint John Sea Dogs Mathieu Corbeil will be the backup tonight.
Corbeil, 20, has gone 7-2-0 with a 2.61 goals-against average and .899 save percentage in nine games with the Sea Dogs this season. In 2010-11, he combined to go 20-16-2 with a 3.10 GAA and .882 SV% in 40 games with Halifax and Saint John. He went 13-1-1 with a 2.17 GAA and .908 SV% in 15 games with the Sea Dogs, including a 4-0-0 mark in the playoffs en route to helping the club win the Memorial Cup.
A native of Montreal Quebec, Corbeil was the Blue Jackets’ fifth pick, 102nd overall, in the 2010 Entry Draft. He has a record of 38-71-2 with a 3.59 GAA in 123 career QMJHL games.”