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Kadri is the hero, but what happened to Jake Gardiner?

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Nazem Kadri scored a hat-trick in the Maple Leafs 5-3 win last night against the Blue Jackets.

Hardev has your recap of the game.

Kadri scores 3, Freddy stops 54, Maple Leafs beat Blue Jackets 6-3 - Hardev
Give Freddy Andersen the Vezina now.

The remaining question from last night’s game is what happened to Jake Gardiner?

The Leafs now have two days off before playing back-to-back games against the Penguins on Saturday and the Red Wings on Sunday.

Over at the Olympics, Canada defeated the US! WOOOO!

Canada beats USA, Finland plays Russia - Annie and nafio
Geneviève Lacasse holds strong in her Olympic debut, and Finland’s power play proves to be Russia’s undoing.

Randi Griffin scores Korea’s first-ever Olympics ice hockey goal - TheColorOfHockey
“We don’t want to leave the Olympics not having scored a goal,”she said. “It feels great to have one under our belt.”

ICYMI

It all started with good intentions and then the lawyers got involved - Katya
Almost every fan complaint about teams exploiting loopholes are really about waiver rules. Are they a good idea that went wrong?

Should the Toronto Maple Leafs look at Rick Nash? - Arvind
Not now. But maybe in the summer?

Fractured Orlando Solar Bears continue lackluster season at home - Paul
Now there’s signs of divisions in the locker room.

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OTF Inaugural Handsome/60 Power Rankings - On the Forecheck
[Species: This is worth looking at if only to see Kevin Fiala's pants]

Brooks Orpik’s Atrocious Season - Japers' Rink
The veteran blueliner is struggling a bit this year... to put it mildly.