The Philadelphia Flyers lost a really tight game on the weekend to the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 in shootout.
Amongst the low lights was defenseman Travis Sanheim once again falling down on the ice which resulted in a Maple Leafs' goal.
It's not the first time it's happened either, three straight games to be exact, both the falling down part and the opposing team scoring as a result.
Head coach Alain Vigneault has been very public when it comes to criticizing players and benching them.
Could Sanheim be next?
“Sometimes you’ve just got to let things work themselves out, by putting him back there, showing him that we’ve got faith in him,” he said. “Different guys have different money in the bank. He doesn’t have a lot of money in the bank but he’s got a little bit of money in the bank. I’ll give him time to work his way back. He’s a real good kid. Coaches have a tendency to be behind real good kids.”
Lucky for Sanheim, he's been able to balance it out by being productive on the offensive side.
“On our bench when he scored that goal, it was funny, we had three or four guys just sitting in front me saying, ‘Watch him skate now,’” Vigneault said. “Obviously he’s feeling a little bit of heat, a little bit of pressure. We need him to be the player that he can be. He’s fighting it right now, he’s going through some growing pains. When he comes out of it, I’m very confident that he’s going to be a very useful player for this team.”