Fresh off scoring the game winner in OT against Colorado, Nick Foligno delivered in overtime again, setting up Fedor Tyutin with a beautiful assist to keep the Blue Jackets in the playoff hunt. This is one of the few trades that has worked out well for both teams!
Sens fans know first hand the reputation Nick Foligno has gotten for driving the net and interfering with goaltenders. Unfortunately, when it comes to referees they won't give you the benefit of the doubt once you earn that reputation. We saw that in the playoffs last year where it was probably one of the biggest turning points in the series with the Sens having the opportunity to eliminate the Rangers. Late in the 2nd Nick Foligno was wedged between two Rangers players with nowhere to go except into Henrik Lundqvist, but the result was a goalie interference penalty leading to the Rangers go ahead goal.
Maybe it was one of the reasons that Bryan Murray decided to part with Foligno, who knows. It's still early in the season and it appears that Foligno's reputation followed him into Columbus. Down 2-1 to Chicago, Foligno created a perfect screen for Derick Brassard to blast one past Crawford. However, the closest referee soon waived no goal saying "he bumped Corey Crawford and didn't give him time to reset." (https://twitter.com/ChrisKuc/status/295344872343359488) This surely changed the potential outcome of the game, taking momentum away from the Jackets and eventually leading to a Chicago victory.
If we take a look at a screenshot just before the puck goes in, it's clear that Foligno makes absolutely no contact with Crawford and is barely in the crease. It's unfortunate for him, but it is what it is. He's going to have a hard time shaking that monkey off his back. Meanwhile, in Ottawa we don't have to worry about it anymore and get to enjoy watching Marc Methot who is having a tremendous start to the season.
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