“Sam is a tough, tough kid,” Herman said. “He made a lot of freshman mistakes, but he overcomes them with toughness and tenacity.”
Herman still wouldn’t commit to Ehlinger has his regular No. 1.
“I’m not going to think about the decision of who is going to play quarterback next week until I watch the film and see how healthy Shane is,” Herman said.
Jack Johnson and Gabriel Carlsson leveled Schmaltz on the left side of the crease during the play. Schmaltz took a minute to get up, then skated slowly to the bench with help from trainer Mike Gapski.
Saad made it 2-0 at 6:04 with a power-play goal when he converted a rebound from a goalmouth scrum.
Chicago extended its lead to 4-1 after 40 minutes.
Set up by Saad, Toews one-timed in his first goal this season Cheap Dodgers Jerseys from the left circle at 10:14 of the second. The play was set up when Panik knocked Seth Jones off the puck behind the Columbus net.
Milano cut it to 3-1 31 seconds later when he poked in Nick Foligno’s feed that slid along the goal line behind Crawford.
But it has all fallen apart for Cal (3-3, 0-3) since then, and the 38-7 loss to Washington on Saturday, in which the Cal offense failed to score a point, was the low point.
“Obviously a really disappointing performance,” Cal first-year coach Justin Wilcox said. “We didn’t do anything on offense to give us a chance. We’re going to have to re-evaluate some things.”