VIDEO: Stralman sells 'tripping' call on van Riemsdyk
James van Riemsdyk was called for tripping Anton Stralman on Monday night, but perhaps the call should have gone the other way.
Through two periods Monday night it seemed like things were going James van Riemsdyk's way. He scored a goal for the Maple Leafs and provided a great screen on Henrik Lundqvist for a Phil Kessel snipe.
OK, we'll call a spade a spade: That's some pretty big embellishment there from Stralman. He sold it enough to get the penalty, but JVR barely touched Stralman's shin, and he went down as if JVR gave him a two-hand slash. He even sold it all the way to the limp back to the bench.
It was a dive that could land Stralman on the next season of Splash -- if there is a second season (do people really watch that?). That would have been worth a few 9.5s and maybe a stray 10.
Let's figure out this diving issue somehow. It just looks so bad.
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