Justin Holl Struggles in Series Against Lightning, Fans Call for Change

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The challenges facing Leafs defenseman Justin Holl in the playoff series against the Lightning, and the fans' calls for changes in the lineup.

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Justin Holl is facing criticism for his performance in the current playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Over the course of five games, Holl has been on the ice for a staggering 14 goals against and only 2 goals for. Despite playing aon the penalty kill, his plus/minus stands at -7, which has proven to be a major liability for the Leafs.

Fans have expressed their frustration with Holl’s performance, with some even calling for him to be scratched from the lineup. Jokingly, a few fans have suggested the league should suspend Holl for a fabricated bad hit to prevent him from playing any further. The 31-year-old defenseman has recorded 1 assist and 9 penalty minutes in the series, along with his dismal -7 rating.

The Maple Leafs currently lead the series 3-2 but failed to clinch victory in Game 5, losing 4-2 at home. As the team heads to Tampa Bay for Game 6, they’ll be looking to close out the series and advance to the next round. However, Lightning head coach Jon Cooper is confident in his team’s ability to force a Game 7.

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