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Title: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 15, 2017, 09:07:12 AM
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40-27-15, 95 points | 55-19-8, 118 points

Projected Lines

Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
Komarov-Kadri-Brown
JVR-Bozak-Marner
Martin-Boyle-Kapanen

Gardiner-Polak
Hunwick-Rielly
Marincin-Carrick

Andersen
             
Ovechkin-Backstrom-Oshie
Johansson-Kuznetsov-Williams
Connolly-Eller-Burakovsky
Winnik-Beagle-Wilson

Alzner-Carlson
Orlov-Niskanen
Orpik-Shattenkirk

Holtby

Scratches

Ben Smith
Alexey Marchenko
Nikita Soshnikov
Josh Leivo
Nikita Zaitsev
      
Paul Carey
Nate Schmidt
Taylor Chorney

Game Notes

TOR
•Frederik Andersen will start for the Leafs
•Zaitsev did not skate yesterday and is expected to miss Game 2 of this series as well

WSH
•Braden Holtby will start for the Capitals

Injuries

•Nathan Horton - Back - Out indefinitely
•Joffrey Lupul - Ż\_(?)_/Ż - Out indefinitely
•Stephane Robidas - Old - Out indefinitely
•Eric Fehr - Hand - Out indefinitely
•Nikita Soshnikov - Undisclosed - Day to day
•Josh Leivo - Undisclosed - Day to day
•Nikita Zaitsev - Upper Body - Out Saturday
      
                                                                     

Stream Options

https://www.reddit.com/r/NHLstreams
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Highlander on April 15, 2017, 09:57:23 AM
Starting to look like Zaitzev will not be part of the equation for this series at least. To bad, even though I thought Polak and Hunwick did very well in game 1
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Kaberle15 on April 15, 2017, 10:02:34 AM
Tonight they will even up This series.

Go Leafs Go!!!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 11:55:06 AM
My heart wants to see another game like Thurs, but my head says Wash is over it's 1st game jitters and wins this pretty handily.

That said, this team has proven me wrong all season.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 15, 2017, 12:37:15 PM
Starting to look like Zaitzev will not be part of the equation for this series at least. To bad, even though I thought Polak and Hunwick did very well in game 1

Seems that way, the way he got up after getting his bell rung it looks a decent concussion. Definitely don't want to rush him back into playoff fire. Especially on the cusp of making a seven year investment.

Go Leafs Go.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on April 15, 2017, 01:01:12 PM
i'm not optimistic about tonight, but hopefully for a win in Toronto.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Fletch on April 15, 2017, 01:34:37 PM
I feel good about tonight's game.  The team showed they can keep up with the Capitals.  They shut down the threats, and ultimately got beat by their depth.  If they can shut down the scorers again, I think they can take game 2. 
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 02:25:26 PM
I predict that sometime before the night is over Kapanen and Hyman switch lines. Babcocks primal need to win will kick in.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Frank E on April 15, 2017, 02:33:59 PM
I predict that sometime before the night is over Kapanen and Hyman switch lines. Babcocks primal need to win will kick in.

He's not sending his high-skill guys into the corners chasing pucks, so I think if Kapanen wants a long look on one of the big lines, he better learn how to dig pucks out and get physical with the opposing defensemen.

I don't really have a problem with this...the Hymans of the league have a shorter lifespan, and we've even seen Komarov back off from his crash and bang days of previous seasons due to injury.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Joe S. on April 15, 2017, 03:28:47 PM
I remember the leafs got spanked 6-2 in games 1 and 2 in 93. Turned out ok for the leafs in the en

So... it could be fine I suppose.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 03:32:15 PM
I predict that sometime before the night is over Kapanen and Hyman switch lines. Babcocks primal need to win will kick in.

Agree.  If I recall correctly Kap did get a few shifts with the big boys last game.  I trust Babs will make the right call here.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on April 15, 2017, 04:52:18 PM
I remember the leafs got spanked 6-2 in games 1 and 2 in 93. Turned out ok for the leafs in the en

So... it could be fine I suppose.

True, but only 4 points separated the Leafs and Red Wings that year.  Not 23.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 07:07:11 PM
Tonight they will even up This series.

Go Leafs Go!!!

We've got this.  Just DO IT!

Go Leafs Go!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 07:07:47 PM
Hahahahahaha I'm watching the Leafs in the playoffs.

The Way It Is Supposed To Be.  8)
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 07:17:37 PM
dive
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 07:18:09 PM
It was a dive Jake, but still, it was a stupid move on your part!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 07:23:12 PM
OK PP, do your stuff.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 07:25:51 PM
Dreadful powerplay!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 07:26:17 PM
Real nice play by Hunwick there.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 07:29:51 PM
Real nice play by Hunwick there.

3 of him and 3 Polaks is all you need
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 07:33:36 PM
get lost ref
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: azzurri63 on April 15, 2017, 07:38:15 PM
The more I see Gardiner defend the more I cringe.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 07:42:07 PM
The more I see Gardiner defend the more I cringe.

He's not that great but he gets it done for the most part.  it's why Babs plays the shit out of Polak and Hunwick
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 07:45:34 PM
YEAAA
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: barney_rebel on April 15, 2017, 07:45:42 PM
We rule man...
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 07:45:53 PM
YESSSSSSSS in your g/d faces!!!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 07:46:04 PM
JvR scores!  1-0!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Guru Tugginmypuddah on April 15, 2017, 07:46:50 PM
Wow Jake the Snake was dancing on that play.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 07:48:11 PM
Caps love to overpass
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zee on April 15, 2017, 07:49:09 PM
I like playoffs Gardiner. He was great against the Bruins 4 years ago too
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Joe S. on April 15, 2017, 07:49:42 PM
What is that noise from the crowd? It's like annoying bells or something.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 07:51:53 PM
What is that noise from the crowd? It's like annoying bells or something.

Cowbell giveaway night!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: x.jr.benchwarmer on April 15, 2017, 07:52:49 PM
Why does Babcock insist on playing the 4th line after a Leafs goal?  It was a terrific play by Gardiner and JVR and then the Leafs lost the momentum with the play in their end for the next 30 seconds.  Boyle skates like a tractor and Martin is slightly worse with the puck.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zee on April 15, 2017, 07:55:02 PM
Why does Babcock insist on playing the 4th line after a Leafs goal?  It was a terrific play by Gardiner and JVR and then the Leafs lost the momentum with the play in their end for the next 30 seconds.  Boyle skates like a tractor and Martin is slightly worse with the puck.
Caps roll 4 lines Leafs have to as well. When's a good time to have them out?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 07:58:33 PM
gotta roll the lines, way too early to shorten the bench
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 08:01:11 PM
Why does Babcock insist on playing the 4th line after a Leafs goal?  It was a terrific play by Gardiner and JVR and then the Leafs lost the momentum with the play in their end for the next 30 seconds.  Boyle skates like a tractor and Martin is slightly worse with the puck.

In theory, it's so that the fourth line can work on shutting down the push back by the other team.  As a coach myself, I'd always come back with my top line to counter their push back.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: x.jr.benchwarmer on April 15, 2017, 08:10:26 PM
gotta roll the lines, way too early to shorten the bench

Agreed with that principle but here the goal was right after a power play.  There isn' t any benefit putting Martin  and Boyle out there and in fact Boyle took that penalty in the last game right after the Leafs goal which helped to change the momentum in that game IMHO.

And the 4th line can miss a rotation or two and arguably it won't affect a thing especially in the playoffs.

Anyways the Leafs are up by a goal so ...  no harm. 
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on April 15, 2017, 08:11:26 PM
Gardiner is a treat to watch. Beauty of a shot by JvR.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 08:16:16 PM
the officials are ruining an otherwise good game
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: barney_rebel on April 15, 2017, 08:17:18 PM
We stink dudes...

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Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 08:17:36 PM
OV.  Hyman should have just gotten out of the way.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Deebo on April 15, 2017, 08:17:50 PM
Only calling retaliation is stupid.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 08:18:48 PM
Only calling retaliation is stupid.

Nothing new in the NHL!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on April 15, 2017, 08:18:51 PM
Well, that'll happen when you leave one the best ever goal-scorers alone. Not blaming him, but really have no idea what Boyle was doing on that play.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: x.jr.benchwarmer on April 15, 2017, 08:18:53 PM
Awful penalty by Marincin.  And Ove scores on a soft play by Polak.  The Leafs lack of depth on defence is hurting them.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Bender on April 15, 2017, 08:19:13 PM
They didnt learn from last game: CLEAR THE PUCK!!

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Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Guru Tugginmypuddah on April 15, 2017, 08:20:40 PM
That infernal racket.  Almost as bad as a vuvuzela.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zee on April 15, 2017, 08:24:23 PM
5 on 5 Leafs have a shot, need to keep the Caps off the PP as much as possible.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 08:26:10 PM
5 on 5 Leafs have a shot, need to keep the Caps off the PP as much as possible.

yea 5 on 5 Leafs are actually the better team -  2 games straight
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Guru Tugginmypuddah on April 15, 2017, 08:32:30 PM
WTF was that????
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 08:32:36 PM
Jeebus.  I guess these are all penalties but still.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: barney_rebel on April 15, 2017, 08:35:23 PM
We stink dudes...

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Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 08:36:25 PM
If you back in, and don't challenge, they score!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 08:36:32 PM
Polak was right there but I think Andersen needs to make that.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 08:36:49 PM
Someone take a dive so we can tie this thing up
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: azzurri63 on April 15, 2017, 08:40:12 PM
Polak was right there but I think Andersen needs to make that.

Think both tonight have been weak. Polak I think may have messed Andersen there.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 08:41:31 PM
We got them right where we want them... 2-1 lead!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 08:42:43 PM
SHITTT

Martin needs to take care of business
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 08:43:27 PM
Oh boy.  Don't think even Polak will be coming back from that.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: mr grieves on April 15, 2017, 08:43:56 PM
Martin needs to take care of business

Any day now.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on April 15, 2017, 08:44:04 PM
Say what you will about his game, but Polak is a tough SOB. If he's staying down, you know he's hurt bad.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on April 15, 2017, 08:44:40 PM
Martin needs to take care of business

Any day now.

By scoring a goal?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 08:44:55 PM
Say what you will about his game, but Polak is a tough SOB. If he's staying down, you now he's hurt bad.

Love em
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: x.jr.benchwarmer on April 15, 2017, 08:44:59 PM
Uncle Leo didn't cover the point which was the essential cause of the goal.  Penalties are killing the Leafs but Washington is still such a strong team.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zee on April 15, 2017, 08:45:11 PM
Well, we're done now down to 5 D
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 08:46:12 PM
Well, there goes the useless Polak.  Now, just need someone from the Caps to annihilate Hunwick!   :o
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 08:46:42 PM
Might see Boyle play D if Polak can't come back
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: barney_rebel on April 15, 2017, 08:47:04 PM
We rule man

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Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 08:47:08 PM
KAPPI
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on April 15, 2017, 08:47:08 PM
Woohoo! Way to go Kapanen!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Guru Tugginmypuddah on April 15, 2017, 08:47:13 PM
WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!! KAPI!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 08:47:49 PM
Bole having a great game.   

Step it up boys for your downed warrior
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 08:48:43 PM
ooooh that may be negated


Phew
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: princedpw on April 15, 2017, 08:50:28 PM
this is such a bs rule. it has nothing to do with the scoring play.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 08:51:28 PM
this is such a bs rule. it has nothing to do with the scoring play.

that's a good point, and they wont review phantom high sticks
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Guru Tugginmypuddah on April 15, 2017, 08:52:04 PM
NHL should do away with this BS.  Why even have 4 freaking refs on the ice.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: princedpw on April 15, 2017, 08:52:11 PM
well, we are lucky.  but they need to strike this rule. it will take away good goals for plays that are way in advance of scoring.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: sickbeast on April 15, 2017, 08:52:29 PM
Guys what happened to Polak?  The way he went off he looked like he had a broken leg.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 08:52:51 PM
Oshie dives but Kadri can't do that.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 08:53:11 PM
Guys what happened to Polak?  The way he went off he looked like he had a broken leg.

Knee, maybe ankle.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: princedpw on April 15, 2017, 08:53:14 PM
NHL should do away with this BS.  Why even have 4 freaking refs on the ice.

+1
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on April 15, 2017, 08:53:22 PM
Jeezus Kadri. What an undisciplined decision to cross-check Oshie four times.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 08:53:37 PM
How did they not see the Oshie's crosscheck????
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: princedpw on April 15, 2017, 08:53:49 PM
Oshie dives but Kadri can't do that.

+1
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: barney_rebel on April 15, 2017, 08:54:15 PM
Great embellishing
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 08:54:36 PM
Oshie dives but Kadri can't do that.

+1000
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 08:57:06 PM
Good PK there on a bad penalty.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: sickbeast on April 15, 2017, 08:58:30 PM
I have to say it's extremely encouraging to see the Leafs playing this well against the President's Trophy winners.  Next season should be even better.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on April 15, 2017, 08:59:08 PM
They should probably go the other way.  Allow challenges on offsides that are called, that weren't really offsides, and then award a goal to the team that was incorrectly stopped. 

Also, Kapenen looks like he may end up developing in to a Justin Williams type of player in that he has a knack for scoring big goals. 
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 09:00:08 PM
We need Domi to Neidermeyer Ovechkin in retaliation for Orpik!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on April 15, 2017, 09:01:39 PM
They should probably go the other way.  Allow challenges on offsides that are called, that weren't really offsides, and then award a goal to the team that was incorrectly stopped. 


ah, no.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Guru Tugginmypuddah on April 15, 2017, 09:02:22 PM
Woooooooohooooo!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on April 15, 2017, 09:02:36 PM
Rielly! Nice shot.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: barney_rebel on April 15, 2017, 09:02:45 PM
We rule man!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 09:02:56 PM
Rielly sneaks one by.  Holtby blew that.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 09:03:04 PM
Rielly scores!  3-2 Leafs!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 09:03:34 PM
Now put the damn whistle away and let them play
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 09:04:49 PM
Going toe to toe with the best in the league.  This is goodness.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: x.jr.benchwarmer on April 15, 2017, 09:05:14 PM
What a great shot on the net by Reilly.  This game is amazing given everything that happened in that period.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Mot the Barber on April 15, 2017, 09:08:19 PM
Weird goals...granted I haven't seen too many playoff goals lately but aren't playoffs supposed to be "intense"?  I guess it's the refs with their twitchy whistles.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 09:17:19 PM
I guess we'll be seeing Marincin and Marchenko next game?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 15, 2017, 09:19:43 PM
Win it for Poly and his badly sprained/broken ankle!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 09:19:55 PM
I guess we'll be seeing Marincin and Marchenko next game?

Stop that
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on April 15, 2017, 09:20:29 PM
I guess we'll be seeing Marincin and Marchenko next game?

I pray Zaitsev is ready.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 09:23:47 PM
Carrick holding his own against Big Alex.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: sickbeast on April 15, 2017, 09:26:30 PM
Hopefully Zaitsev will be back for game 3.  He skated today.  That will soften the blow of Polak being out.  Unless of course you talk to Don Cherry.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on April 15, 2017, 09:26:55 PM
Win it for Poly and his badly sprained/broken ankle!

Bobby Baun would have played through it.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 09:29:15 PM
The 4th line has been terrific.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 09:29:54 PM
The 4th line has been terrific.

Kapanen won't be on it much longer.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 09:31:31 PM
Bozak has been really flying.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 09:31:32 PM
Thanks to Herman, whenever I see Hyman pass the pack, I'm wondering if it was a failed wraparound.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: x.jr.benchwarmer on April 15, 2017, 09:35:17 PM
Thanks to Herman, whenever I see Hyman pass the pack, I'm wondering if it was a failed wraparound.

X2

And Patrick O'Sullivan has been somewhat vocal in assessing Hyman's total lack of offensive talent.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 09:37:15 PM
What a pass!  AM whiffs but it was still cool.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: herman on April 15, 2017, 09:37:23 PM
Thanks to Herman, whenever I see Hyman pass the pack, I'm wondering if it was a failed wraparound.

Andersen has better passing :)
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 09:37:32 PM
Thanks to Herman, whenever I see Hyman pass the pack, I'm wondering if it was a failed wraparound.

X2

And Patrick O'Sullivan has been somewhat vocal in assessing Hyman's total lack of offensive talent.

Yeah, I mean it though more in a lighthearted way. I think he's definitely got a place on this team, and even more value in the playoffs as things get tighter, but yeah, he's got stone hands.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 09:37:43 PM
Now, Matthews can't finish to save his life.  Hyman bit!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 09:38:12 PM
"The nets are still too small for Zach Hyman"   lol
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: lamajama on April 15, 2017, 09:38:41 PM
Why couldn't that have dropped to Willie 😩
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 09:41:04 PM
"The nets are still too small for Zach Hyman"   lol

Soccer nets would be too small!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: herman on April 15, 2017, 09:45:55 PM

Yeah, I mean it though more in a lighthearted way. I think he's definitely got a place on this team, and even more value in the playoffs as things get tighter, but yeah, he's got stone hands.

He's a good player. I think he just needs more time learning how to play with his head up when shooting.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: barney_rebel on April 15, 2017, 09:45:59 PM
We stink dudes...
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 09:46:12 PM
Argh, Gardiner has to wear that one.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: barney_rebel on April 15, 2017, 09:46:23 PM
Clearing the puck would have been pretty nice.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 09:46:36 PM
You saw that coming!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 09:46:38 PM
God .... what a shift.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 09:46:49 PM
Argh, Gardiner has to wear that one.

exhausted
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on April 15, 2017, 09:48:25 PM
Now put the damn whistle away and let them play

Well, it seems you got your wish. Scrappy play out there.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Mot the Barber on April 15, 2017, 09:48:39 PM
Do they have to blow every lead?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: mr grieves on April 15, 2017, 09:49:02 PM
Argh, Gardiner has to wear that one.

I dunno. In 70 seconds of zone time, a lot of folks can be blamed for parts of it. But hard not to credit the WSH line. 
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Damian on April 15, 2017, 09:49:19 PM
Argh, Gardiner has to wear that one.

exhausted


You spelled "terrible" wrong
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 09:49:23 PM
Low expectations or not, it's going to be hard to take if they come out of these 2 games 0-2.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: azzurri63 on April 15, 2017, 09:49:30 PM
Numerous opportunities to knock someone down but no chance of that. Let's just watch them skate around until we are dead tired. Frustrating.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: herman on April 15, 2017, 09:49:51 PM
Credit to the Caps on that heavy shift. We had a few chances to relieve the pressure but it's pretty hard to think and do stuff properly when you're sucking wind.

Rielly is having himself quite the came though.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 09:51:00 PM
Argh, Gardiner has to wear that one.

I dunno. In 70 seconds of zone time, a lot of folks can be blamed for parts of it. But hard not to credit the WSH line.

No doubt. But when you have time and space to get the puck out, and instead bank it nicely to the Washington D on the point, then graciously settle the puck onto the scorer's stick, you probably want that back.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on April 15, 2017, 09:51:30 PM
Numerous opportunities to knock someone down but no chance of that. Let's just watch them skate around until we are dead tired. Frustrating.

Are we watching the same game?  :-\
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: herman on April 15, 2017, 09:54:43 PM
Interesting reffing tonight.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 09:55:00 PM
Marincin is battling.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 09:55:09 PM
Oshie and Kuznetsov are definitely playing the jerk card tonight.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: azzurri63 on April 15, 2017, 09:55:20 PM
Numerous opportunities to knock someone down but no chance of that. Let's just watch them skate around until we are dead tired. Frustrating.

Yes we are. Did you see anyone hit someone and actually knock him off the puck. Bumping into someone battling in the corner isn't hitting. Times there they could have layed someone out but didn't.

Are we watching the same game?  :-\
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 09:55:32 PM
Interesting reffing tonight.

That last close-up revealed garbage.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: herman on April 15, 2017, 09:56:08 PM
I hope all the Caps fans get carpal tunnel syndrome tonight.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 09:57:02 PM
Marincin is battling.

I think he's been good both games. Size and reach is something our D doesn't possess. If he keeps it simple, he's effective.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 09:58:14 PM
Ohhhh Hyman could have shut us all up there.  :D
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: herman on April 15, 2017, 09:59:27 PM
Ohhhh Hyman could have shut us all up there.  :D

His pass to Matthews on the next shift was deliberate too.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 10:01:44 PM
Argh, Gardiner has to wear that one.

exhausted


You spelled "terrible" wrong

you have no clue?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 10:02:37 PM
Ohhhh Hyman could have shut us all up there.  :D

His pass to Matthews on the next shift was deliberate too.

We're going to have to review the tape. Expect a 10 minute delay.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Joe S. on April 15, 2017, 10:02:48 PM
I forgot how absolutely nothing is a penalty in the playoffs. It's a freaking free for all out there.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 10:02:59 PM
Andersen saving our bacon numerous times.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: bustaheims on April 15, 2017, 10:03:05 PM
So, through 2 games, neither team has successfully defended a lead.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: herman on April 15, 2017, 10:03:11 PM
Really impressed with Matthews identifying Williams in front of the net and coming down hard to take away the pass.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 10:04:33 PM
Well, I honestly thought they were going to get skunked tonight. I also thought they'd have an 82 point season, so there we are.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Damian on April 15, 2017, 10:04:59 PM
Argh, Gardiner has to wear that one.

exhausted


You spelled "terrible" wrong

you have no clue?

Your first time watching is it?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: azzurri63 on April 15, 2017, 10:06:05 PM
Andersen saving our bacon numerous times.

I just don't get how you can give up quality odd man rushes or guys left wide open like that. If it wasn't for him game would have been over.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 10:08:42 PM
Andersen saving our bacon numerous times.

I just don't get how you can give up quality odd man rushes or guys left wide open like that. If it wasn't for him game would have been over.

maybe cause the other team is good
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zee on April 15, 2017, 10:08:54 PM
C'mon Auston, let's tie this series up with your first career playoff goal.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 10:10:13 PM
Argh, Gardiner has to wear that one.

exhausted


You spelled "terrible" wrong

you have no clue?

Your first time watching is it?

Yes.  Didn't notice you before.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 10:11:03 PM
Polak reading up on the Baun story
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 10:12:58 PM
Polak reading up on the Baun story

I hope he somehow makes it back. But watching his knee compress like that looked awful. I think it was the commentator on the TSN broadcast that described him as "being made of brisket". That was pretty funny.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on April 15, 2017, 10:14:10 PM
Classic Cherry: "Boy would I love to see him get filled in."

I legit chuckled.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: azzurri63 on April 15, 2017, 10:18:39 PM
Andersen saving our bacon numerous times.

I just don't get how you can give up quality odd man rushes or guys left wide open like that. If it wasn't for him game would have been over.

maybe cause the other team is good

We've been doing it all year. Is Colorado good? Their man coverage for the most part has been horrendous. You're in a 3-3 game, playing 5-5, late in a game how do you give up quality chances like that. And if you look at replays it's not like they are caught at the other end they are back but running around covering the wrong guy. Pathetic. Andersen saved their bacon there in the last minute or so.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: x.jr.benchwarmer on April 15, 2017, 10:19:11 PM

Yeah, I mean it though more in a lighthearted way. I think he's definitely got a place on this team, and even more value in the playoffs as things get tighter, but yeah, he's got stone hands.

He's a good player. I think he just needs more time learning how to play with his head up when shooting.

He is such a strong checker.  He minimizes that lines effectiveness so much though.  He has had two even strength goals all year.  He has had something like 5 assists on all of AM's goals.  The last goal that he got when AM assisted on it was in December.  How much better they would be putting another left winger on that line and for Zach to be on the fourth line.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 10:19:46 PM
Andersen saving our bacon numerous times.

I just don't get how you can give up quality odd man rushes or guys left wide open like that. If it wasn't for him game would have been over.

maybe cause the other team is good

We've been doing it all year. Is Colorado good? Their man coverage for the most part has been horrendous. You're in a 3-3 game, playing 5-5, late in a game how do you give up quality chances like that. And if you look at replays it's not like they are caught at the other end they are back but running around covering the wrong guy. Pathetic. Andersen saved their bacon there in the last minute or so.

What's the point of this?  Andersen paid to stop pucks, no?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: azzurri63 on April 15, 2017, 10:25:32 PM
As far as I recall yes so then I guess it's ok for them to leave him to  hang out and dry.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 10:33:31 PM
Heh, I guess in OT, being tripped is "blowing a wheel".
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 10:34:58 PM
Bozak having a great game
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: herman on April 15, 2017, 10:36:33 PM
That was pretty sick: Matthews chips it into the corner and accurately predicts the defender's pass behind the net to pick up possession.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 10:37:15 PM
Refffsssssssssss
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: herman on April 15, 2017, 10:37:44 PM
Haha now you call it.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zee on April 15, 2017, 10:38:03 PM
Of course Leafs get called in OT. All is right with the world.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Oracle on April 15, 2017, 10:38:06 PM
The fix is in.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 10:38:20 PM
Do your thing Kadri
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 10:38:29 PM
Well.  Let it all go and then that.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: lamajama on April 15, 2017, 10:38:29 PM
Roh roh....

Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: L K on April 15, 2017, 10:38:41 PM
Trip Nylander in OT...A-OK.  Trip Washington in OT...better call a penalty.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Mot the Barber on April 15, 2017, 10:38:44 PM
Boyle sure is a great acquisition. 
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: x.jr.benchwarmer on April 15, 2017, 10:38:48 PM
Boyle lost the draw and deserved the slow boy penalty.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 10:38:54 PM
I say put Kapenen out there are try for the shortie.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: azzurri63 on April 15, 2017, 10:38:57 PM
Pretty lame.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: lamajama on April 15, 2017, 10:39:10 PM
Any Tim Peel game has some controversy
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 10:39:37 PM
Boyle sure is a great acquisition.

Actually, yeah, he's been a great add.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: mr grieves on April 15, 2017, 10:40:07 PM
I say put Kapenen out there are try for the shortie.

And Matthews. Why the heck not?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 10:41:27 PM
I'm surprised that Lamorello has let Boyle get away with clearly more than 1hr of stubble.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on April 15, 2017, 10:41:36 PM
That was pretty sick: Matthews chips it into the corner and accurately predicts the defender's pass behind the net to pick up possession.

I noticed that and immediately thought about how smart of a player he is. I won't be shocked at all if he scores 50 next year.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: barney_rebel on April 15, 2017, 10:43:10 PM
No penalty on that breakaway? really?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 10:43:15 PM
What a joke.  Penalty Shot all the way
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 10:43:37 PM
Right on his hands. No call.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: herman on April 15, 2017, 10:43:45 PM
Great job Hyman.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Mot the Barber on April 15, 2017, 10:43:52 PM
Hyman is awesome, pure effort.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on April 15, 2017, 10:43:53 PM
I'm surprised that Lamorello has let Boyle get away with clearly more than 1hr of stubble.

He allows playoff beards, because reasons.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zee on April 15, 2017, 10:43:59 PM
Unreal. Not even the even-up call
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 10:44:41 PM
Aaaaaand no call.  bull#$#%.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 10:45:00 PM
I'm surprised that Lamorello has let Boyle get away with clearly more than 1hr of stubble.

He allows playoff beards, because reasons.

Then where is Marner's, Matthews' and Nylander's glorious playoff beards? Oh, right.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: L K on April 15, 2017, 10:45:01 PM
Have to give it up to the refs.  Between the 5 on 3 yesterday and this OT this has been expertly called.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 10:48:01 PM
Unreal. Not even the even-up call

Agree.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: x.jr.benchwarmer on April 15, 2017, 10:48:35 PM
Boyle sure is a great acquisition.

Actually, yeah, he's been a great add.

3 assists in 21 games.  He is the worst skater on a fast team.  Not taking anything away from him but the Leafs should have gotten a defenceman with that 2nd round pick they gave up for Boyle.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 10:49:43 PM
4th line comes in handy now, gives the other lines a chance to catch their breath
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: lamajama on April 15, 2017, 10:49:44 PM
Boyle may not show up in the scoring stats much but he brings some other nice attributes
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 10:53:00 PM
thank  you Kadri!!!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 10:53:59 PM
Oho!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: herman on April 15, 2017, 10:54:46 PM
Putin: Donald, I help you win election for small price.
Trump: what's the deal?
Putin: well, make Russia look good, let us handle Syria and Ukraine, and make sure Ovechkin wins Stanley Cup.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 10:56:43 PM
Komorov with another great shift.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 10:57:58 PM
Komorov with another great shift.

He's awesome.  Teams must hate playing against him
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Joe S. on April 15, 2017, 10:58:10 PM
I'm not a ref complainer. I'm really not. But this is just ridiculous.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on April 15, 2017, 10:58:14 PM
An Ovechkin breakaway? My heart can't take this! Great job by Marner to get back.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 10:58:44 PM
Kadri goes down like he was shot! We do nothing on the powerplay!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 10:58:48 PM
Andersen denies Ovechkin.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Mot the Barber on April 15, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
What an effort by Marner to get on Ovie
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 11:00:01 PM
What an effort by Marner to get on Ovie

Amazing effort!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: x.jr.benchwarmer on April 15, 2017, 11:01:44 PM
An Ovechkin breakaway? My heart can't take this! Great job by Marner to get back.

x2

Marner was just flying and actually gained a stride or two on Ovechkin and affected his deke without drawing a penalty.  That play saved a goal.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 15, 2017, 11:02:35 PM
I've never... I've never felt so alive.

Do it for Maple Leaf Square lads.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on April 15, 2017, 11:03:20 PM
All of the kids are like "Why are we playing this long?  It's past my bed time.  I'm so tired".
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 11:06:41 PM
All of the kids are like "Why are we playing this long?  It's past my bed time.  I'm so tired".

The kids are alright
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 11:07:10 PM
We've got 2-3 players with exceptional speed. I'd like to see players like Kapenen/Marner get the puck at speed in the neutral zone and try to get around the D flatfooted and cut into the crease. It sometimes looks like we overpass a bit and nullify that speed advantage.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Nik the Trik on April 15, 2017, 11:07:26 PM
Well, we said we wanted them to get playoff experience. This is about as real as that gets.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: bustaheims on April 15, 2017, 11:12:17 PM
Well, we said we wanted them to get playoff experience. This is about as real as that gets.

Not sure we were talking about throwing them into a crucible, but . . .
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 11:12:49 PM
Look what they're doing without 2 of their top D?  amazing really.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: lamajama on April 15, 2017, 11:12:59 PM
Chicago lost 5-0 to Nashville and haven't scored in the
2 games yet. Ouch.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 11:15:21 PM
Seems that maybe Carlyle has the toaster working in Anaheim.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 11:20:17 PM
come on Kap
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 11:21:10 PM
Whatever this faceoff team is, more of it please.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Mot the Barber on April 15, 2017, 11:25:11 PM
Hope they win this, they deserve it.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 11:25:38 PM
"...took a stab at it..." ?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zee on April 15, 2017, 11:28:13 PM
Nylander. So close.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 11:30:00 PM
haha Americans know hockey so much for the home ice advantage
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: herman on April 15, 2017, 11:30:14 PM
Nylander. So close.

He is magnificent.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Mot the Barber on April 15, 2017, 11:31:22 PM
lol their subway closes at midnight? 
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: barney_rebel on April 15, 2017, 11:32:06 PM
All of the kids are like "Why are we playing this long?  It's past my bed time.  I'm so tired".

The kids are alright

Hopefully the bells chime, and we get away with the win.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 11:34:35 PM
no metro after midnight, maybe the kids can take the 5:15
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 11:34:58 PM
Gardiner @ 40 mins.  My MotM so far.  Or Rielly.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: barney_rebel on April 15, 2017, 11:35:30 PM
no metro after midnight, maybe the kids can take the 5:15

You better bet your life.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: barney_rebel on April 15, 2017, 11:35:50 PM
We rule!!!!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on April 15, 2017, 11:35:58 PM
KK!!!!!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 11:36:01 PM
I called it


Kap!!!!!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Guru Tugginmypuddah on April 15, 2017, 11:36:05 PM
WOOOHOOOOOOO KAPI!!!!!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 11:36:32 PM
Fourth line wins the game!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Mot the Barber on April 15, 2017, 11:36:39 PM
Kaps beats Caps!!!! :D :D :D
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Britishbulldog on April 15, 2017, 11:36:50 PM
Well, we said we wanted them to get playoff experience. This is about as real as that gets.

I love it.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: herman on April 15, 2017, 11:37:01 PM
Yeeeeeeessssssssssss Kapanen
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 11:37:02 PM
Wooooohooooo! Terrible acquisition Boyle with a beautiful pass!!!!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 11:37:07 PM
KLUTCH KAPANEN!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: AvroArrow on April 15, 2017, 11:37:28 PM
Beautiful play!  Wow!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 11:37:33 PM
Well, I guessed the wrong K player!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 11:37:41 PM
Leafs in 6
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: azzurri63 on April 15, 2017, 11:37:47 PM
Kasperi my kid just called it. Good job by the 4th line. Deserving win they deserved to at least get a split.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zee on April 15, 2017, 11:38:17 PM
Kapanen. Love this kid.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on April 15, 2017, 11:38:39 PM
Thank you Kessel!!!!!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: bustaheims on April 15, 2017, 11:38:43 PM
This team keeps surprising. Could easily be up two games coming back to TO.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zee on April 15, 2017, 11:38:45 PM
Is Boyle worth it now?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 11:38:46 PM
What a freaking pass.  What a game.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Nik the Trik on April 15, 2017, 11:39:09 PM
KASPER YOU BEAUTY!

All this kid does is score big goals.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Mot the Barber on April 15, 2017, 11:39:18 PM
Wooooohooooo! Terrible acquisition Boyle with a beautiful pass!!!!

Alright alright I take that back.  Although in my defense, I never said terrible. 
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: x.jr.benchwarmer on April 15, 2017, 11:39:38 PM
Wooooohooooo! Terrible acquisition Boyle with a beautiful pass!!!!

Lol :)

It was a terrific play by Boyle and a fine play by Kapanen.  What an ending to a great game.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: barney_rebel on April 15, 2017, 11:39:42 PM
Great game guys.

Kappi.  I ain't seen nothing like him.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 11:39:54 PM
Wooooohooooo! Terrible acquisition Boyle with a beautiful pass!!!!

Alright alright I take that back.  Although in my defense, I never said terrible.

Haha no worries.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 15, 2017, 11:40:23 PM
Why'd we trade for Boyle again?

Right there is the reason!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 11:40:47 PM
Well, 2 OTs, both won by the 4th line.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on April 15, 2017, 11:41:25 PM
KASPER YOU BEAUTY!

All this kid does is score big goals.

He scored that world junior gold medal winning goal in OT.  The announcers said that this was probably the biggest goal in his career.  I think the gold medal goal has to be up there.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Nik the Trik on April 15, 2017, 11:42:58 PM
He scored that world junior gold medal winning goal in OT.  The announcers said that this was probably the biggest goal in his career.  I think the gold medal goal has to be up there.

Given the context of that goal(in Finland, vs. Russia) sure but there's no actual competition.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 15, 2017, 11:43:35 PM
Are we having fun this year?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA i'm pretty delirious actually.

This is so great.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: herman on April 15, 2017, 11:43:49 PM
As I saw Kapanen go around the net, I thought, hey it'd be cool if Kappy wrapped it home. Should I post that? Nah, let's just watch hfisnekgneoakqn!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Britishbulldog on April 15, 2017, 11:45:28 PM
After watching the Leafs for a little over 40 years I am happy the Leafs have a rookie the caliber of Kapanen.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 15, 2017, 11:45:56 PM
Kap 1st leaf o/t winner on the road since Frank Mahovolich ???  what the hell is she talking about?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Kaberle15 on April 15, 2017, 11:46:29 PM
Yay... what a game. .. no surrender Boys.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 11:46:43 PM
After watching the Leafs for a little over 40 years I am happy the Leafs have a rookie the caliber of Kapanen.

Heh, well, Matthews, Nylander and Marner aren't bad either.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: herman on April 15, 2017, 11:47:18 PM
It's only one crazy game, but it looks like the balanced deployment all season long is paying some dividends now. Gardiner and Rielly ramping up no problem. All the kids are used to playing stupid heavy minutes in junior/AHL, and the youth speed is helping lay the pressure on a more season Capital squad.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Jeremiad on April 15, 2017, 11:47:25 PM
For the record, I want to say that I'm very happy.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 11:47:35 PM
It's been awhile since I've watched a game and needed a gatorade as a spectator.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Britishbulldog on April 15, 2017, 11:48:24 PM
After watching the Leafs for a little over 40 years I am happy the Leafs have a rookie the caliber of Kapanen.

Heh, well, Matthews, Nylander and Marner aren't bad either.

...and Brown.  :)
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Mot the Barber on April 15, 2017, 11:49:23 PM
The Leafs did it for all the subway takers. 
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Dappleganger on April 15, 2017, 11:50:35 PM
What a game.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on April 15, 2017, 11:53:42 PM
He scored that world junior gold medal winning goal in OT.  The announcers said that this was probably the biggest goal in his career.  I think the gold medal goal has to be up there.

Given the context of that goal(in Finland, vs. Russia) sure but there's no actual competition.

Oh there's a competition, and that World Junior goal is winning the swim suit portion.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: McGarnagle on April 15, 2017, 11:55:10 PM
He scored that world junior gold medal winning goal in OT.  The announcers said that this was probably the biggest goal in his career.  I think the gold medal goal has to be up there.

Given the context of that goal(in Finland, vs. Russia) sure but there's no actual competition.

Oh there's a competition, and that World Junior goal is winning the swim suit portion.

Bad analogy. The swimsuit portion is the best part.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Guilt Trip on April 15, 2017, 11:57:18 PM
Polak was right there but I think Andersen needs to make that.

Think both tonight have been weak. Polak I think may have messed Andersen there.
Hunwick screened him..That was a nasty looking injury for Polak..I'll be shocked if he isn't done for the year. Let's hope 22 is ready to go..
Andersen is an absolute beast. I really would love to see Kapanen on Matthews line...I'm tired of stone hands Hyman. Don't get me wrong, he works very hard but they need some finish from him to..
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on April 15, 2017, 11:58:44 PM
He scored that world junior gold medal winning goal in OT.  The announcers said that this was probably the biggest goal in his career.  I think the gold medal goal has to be up there.

Given the context of that goal(in Finland, vs. Russia) sure but there's no actual competition.

Oh there's a competition, and that World Junior goal is winning the swim suit portion.

Bad analogy. The swimsuit portion is the best part.

Sure, if you're in to beaches.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: barney_rebel on April 15, 2017, 11:59:31 PM
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Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Nik the Trik on April 16, 2017, 12:01:32 AM
He scored that world junior gold medal winning goal in OT.  The announcers said that this was probably the biggest goal in his career.  I think the gold medal goal has to be up there.

Given the context of that goal(in Finland, vs. Russia) sure but there's no actual competition.

Oh there's a competition, and that World Junior goal is winning the swim suit portion.

"No Al Michaels, while I appreciate the United States were heavy underdogs I'm not convinced that this was actually the result of some sort of 'miracle' as I've yet to see evidence of some sort of supernatural influence. Reel it in."
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Dappleganger on April 16, 2017, 12:02:06 AM
Polak done for the year per Babcock post-game presser.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on April 16, 2017, 12:03:21 AM
Polak was right there but I think Andersen needs to make that.

Think both tonight have been weak. Polak I think may have messed Andersen there.
Hunwick screened him..That was a nasty looking injury for Polak..I'll be shocked if he isn't done for the year. Let's hope 22 is ready to go..
Andersen is an absolute beast. I really would love to see Kapanen on Matthews line...I'm tired of stone hands Hyman. Don't get me wrong, he works very hard but they need some finish from him to..

Don't we need to keep Kapanen on our other 1st line?   ;)
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 16, 2017, 12:03:39 AM
Polak out for the year that is a huge loss, understatement
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Nik the Trik on April 16, 2017, 12:05:14 AM

The Leafs will take it to game 7 and their defense will be Marincin, Dermott, Jamie Macoun, that face painted beard guy and a cardboard cut-out of Tim Horton.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Dappleganger on April 16, 2017, 12:05:25 AM
Polak out for the year that is a huge loss, understatement

I dunno, there are people around here who think Polak sucks. I'm not one of them. Huge loss. Yuge.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Guilt Trip on April 16, 2017, 12:06:02 AM
Polak done for the year per Babcock post-game presser.

That was nasty and the Leafs will miss him for sure. He's played very well the last month. Let's hope Zaitsev is ready to go...we need him..
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Guilt Trip on April 16, 2017, 12:06:34 AM
Polak out for the year that is a huge loss, understatement

I dunno, there's people around here who thinks Polak sucks. I'm not one of them. Huge loss. Yuge.

Agree...huge loss.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 16, 2017, 12:08:25 AM
Polak out for the year that is a huge loss, understatement

I dunno, there are people around here who think Polak sucks. I'm not one of them. Huge loss. Yuge.

He's not an elite D man but ask every single coach that had him and they will tell you they love em.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Downtown Connor Brown on April 16, 2017, 12:10:12 AM

The Leafs will take it to game 7 and their defense will be Marincin, Dermott, Jamie Macoun, that face painted beard guy and a cardboard cut-out of Tim Horton.
That face painted beard guy would probably be a good Polak replacement.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Britishbulldog on April 16, 2017, 12:12:38 AM
Polak out for the year that is a huge loss, understatement

I dunno, there are people around here who think Polak sucks. I'm not one of them. Huge loss. Yuge.

He's not an elite D man but ask every single coach that had him and they will tell you they love em.

Watching Polak and Manson the last while I feel that Polak can play the same role without giving up any assets.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: AlmosGirl on April 16, 2017, 12:15:22 AM
Polak done for the year per Babcock post-game presser.

 :-[

Huge loss.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 16, 2017, 12:21:20 AM

The Leafs will take it to game 7 and their defense will be Marincin, Dermott, Jamie Macoun, that face painted beard guy and a cardboard cut-out of Tim Horton.

And Shattenkirk, who deserted DC after game 4 and was granted asylum by Lou.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: The Empire on April 16, 2017, 12:22:12 AM
Could we get Bob Cole back please? 
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 16, 2017, 12:27:28 AM
"Kappy Kapsizes the Kaps" reads tomorrow's Kaption :D
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Nik the Trik on April 16, 2017, 12:33:04 AM

The people who are Jim Hughson defenders are really going to have to work on this one. He legitimately seemed to care more about Carlson losing his stick than the goal that got scored.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: TheMightyOdin on April 16, 2017, 12:35:01 AM
2 overtime games and an evened up series coming back home against the president trophy winners has to be good for this young teams confidence.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Strangelove on April 16, 2017, 12:35:30 AM
Could we get Bob Cole back please?

Seriously. Hughson is completely atonal. His call on that OT goal sounded like he was reporting an icing or plugging a CBC sitcom. Get him away from the Leafs.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 16, 2017, 12:36:43 AM
Could we get Bob Cole back please?

Seriously. Hughson is completely atonal. His call on that OT goal sounded like he was reporting an icing or plugging a CBC sitcom. Get him away from the Leafs.

Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: TheMightyOdin on April 16, 2017, 12:37:51 AM

The people who are Jim Hughson defenders are really going to have to work on this one. He legitimately seemed to care more about Carlson losing his stick than the goal that got scored.

I personally don't like Jim. There something robotic or lacking of emotion from the games I've watched.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Strangelove on April 16, 2017, 12:38:53 AM

The people who are Jim Hughson defenders are really going to have to work on this one. He legitimately seemed to care more about Carlson losing his stick than the goal that got scored.

Yep I'm pretty flabbergasted. I don't need the guy to be a leaf fan but i can't figure out what the hell happened there. Have to hope they bring someone else in for next game. Anyone at all.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: TheMightyOdin on April 16, 2017, 12:39:41 AM
Could we get Bob Cole back please?

Seriously. Hughson is completely atonal. His call on that OT goal sounded like he was reporting an icing or plugging a CBC sitcom. Get him away from the Leafs.


That had some passion to it😂😂😂
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 16, 2017, 12:39:41 AM
Thank f'ing god Eric Fehr broke his hand.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Captain Canuck on April 16, 2017, 12:42:01 AM
Awesome game! Kapanen now has more NHL playoff goals than regular season goals and is the 1st Leaf to score a playoff multi-OT winner on the road since Frank Mahovlich in 1960! Freddie was spectacular in net to keep the Buds in the game, particularly in the early going. Boyle sure made up for his penalty with the assist on the winner. Gruesome looking injury to Polak that will end his season, will be a big loss on the blueline. Kudos to the rest of the D for stepping up and playing big minutes the rest of the way. Hopefully Zaitsev is ready to go for game 3, otherwise Marchenko will be taking Polak's spot.
In some ways I feel the long overtime served the Leafs well with all the young legs on the team, felt they had more in the tank at the end than the Caps did.

I can't wait for Game 3!
GO LEAFS GO! 
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 16, 2017, 12:43:09 AM

That incessant rattling in O/T...
lol CtB with the edge :D New pic, F-bomb. Look out!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 16, 2017, 12:45:18 AM
Thank f'ing god Eric Fehr broke his hand.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 16, 2017, 12:47:33 AM
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: puckinthehead on April 16, 2017, 12:51:04 AM
We need Kapanen's sneaky moves and sick speed. Wonder how far away Fehr is from coming back? Does Kap unseat him? He's our new unknown X factor, hope he stays in.

My son hasn't seen a Leafs game in a few years and was blown away at how good they play now. And just think this is here to stay for a good long while, finally some respect.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 16, 2017, 12:51:19 AM

Roman with the soft cast on watching Kappy score the winner...
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Deebo on April 16, 2017, 12:55:14 AM

The people who are Jim Hughson defenders are really going to have to work on this one. He legitimately seemed to care more about Carlson losing his stick than the goal that got scored.

Yep I'm pretty flabbergasted. I don't need the guy to be a leaf fan but i can't figure out what the hell happened there. Have to hope they bring someone else in for next game. Anyone at all.

We're stuck with him throughout the playoffs.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 16, 2017, 12:55:31 AM

Inigo Montoya's sneaky no-look backhand pass empties the cage for Kasper. Holtby was stellar in this game, as was Freddie.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 16, 2017, 01:03:17 AM
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: puckinthehead on April 16, 2017, 01:04:24 AM
Sweet watching that goal again!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Bender on April 16, 2017, 01:04:28 AM
Man that officiating was really bizarre... but hey I"ll take the win!

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Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 16, 2017, 01:05:55 AM
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Captain Canuck on April 16, 2017, 01:07:01 AM

The people who are Jim Hughson defenders are really going to have to work on this one. He legitimately seemed to care more about Carlson losing his stick than the goal that got scored.

Yep I'm pretty flabbergasted. I don't need the guy to be a leaf fan but i can't figure out what the hell happened there. Have to hope they bring someone else in for next game. Anyone at all.

We're stuck with him throughout the playoffs.

Personally never been a Hughson fan either. Good voice sure, but doesn't seem to get excited and therefore doesn't get the fans watching at home excited. Now I'm sure we aren't going to get a Joe Bowen calling the games on t.v., but would love to have someone passionate like Bob Cole back calling the big plays on the Leaf games.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: puckinthehead on April 16, 2017, 01:10:22 AM
My eyes are still burning, couldn't even blink for that second overtime.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 16, 2017, 01:11:57 AM
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 16, 2017, 01:15:59 AM
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 16, 2017, 01:19:04 AM
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 16, 2017, 01:24:08 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yNtQi0rdME
x10 next two games in Toronto!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: hockeyfan1 on April 16, 2017, 01:24:31 AM
W-O-W!!!!!!!   Great goal!  Great win!  Excellent effort from all fronts.  I liked the way the Leafs kept coming back and the way they handled Washington's speed and deftness.  They matched them well, and, once again, Freddy Andersen was nothing short of spectacular. 

Unbelievable victory when you consider the fact that the Leafs weren't being given much of a chance to win against the NHL's number one team.  My how they are proving a lot of skeptics wrong.  The young kids electrify this team and watching them compete with the entire team playing a complete game is incredibly satisfying.  Worth it's weight in entertainment!

In praise of the Leafs from Caps coach Barry Trotz: Game 1 (from TSN SportsCentre):
"The Leafs came well-prepared....their kids are exceptional...they have great talents...".

GO LEAFS GO!!!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: crazyperfectdevil on April 16, 2017, 02:04:23 AM
i'm amazed by this team so far.  We do not look like the 8th seed playing the first.  Tonight's game could have went either way but only because these teams have looked so even so far.  at one point in OT they showed the shots..50/50 it seemed appropriate. 
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: herman on April 16, 2017, 07:01:39 AM
Another stray herman OT thought he should've wrote during the game: man, it'd be sweet to have Phil for moments like these, with his game breaking speed and shot. Oh well, traded for the tank, so we could see our baby buds blossom.

 8)

This should be free for awhile:
Mirtle: How Kasperi Kapanen became the Maple Leafs' unlikely playoff overtime hero
https://theathletic.com/53148/2017/04/16/mirtle-how-kasperi-kapanen-became-the-maple-leafs-unlikely-playoff-overtime-hero/

Also hilarious: Chris Brown concert cancelled thanks to Kapanen.
www.twitter.com/DJHeatDC/status/851800440635355137
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Nik the Trik on April 16, 2017, 08:11:05 AM

An interview with face-painted, bearded cigarette guy:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/04/16/amid-the-insanity-of-playoff-hockey-one-leafs-fan-and-his-cigarette-stand-out/ (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/04/16/amid-the-insanity-of-playoff-hockey-one-leafs-fan-and-his-cigarette-stand-out/)

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“Dude, I almost lit my smoke about 20 minutes ago,” Maslakow said late Saturday night. “So that would have been a better picture.”

Why did he almost light it?

“What do you mean why’d I almost light it?” he then asked. “It’s [bleeping] 3-3, for [bleep’s] sake!”

Right on, Dude.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: RedLeaf on April 16, 2017, 10:00:33 AM
They should probably go the other way.  Allow challenges on offsides that are called, that weren't really offsides, and then award a goal to the team that was incorrectly stopped. 

Also, Kapenen looks like he may end up developing in to a Justin Williams type of player in that he has a knack for scoring big goals.

Did you ever hit that one in the head, and way before the OT winner as well!
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Highlander on April 16, 2017, 10:18:31 AM
I know Matthews has something like 10 shots and won 11 face-offs but he has misfired on all his great chances in both games. I am sure he will settle down and when he does, its going to be more than interesting.
Kudo's to the entire team but Fred Anderson is perhaps are best goaltender to come through our doors in a long long while. Absolutely amazing perfomance, he "seized the day".
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on April 16, 2017, 10:32:43 AM

That incessant rattling in O/T...
lol CtB with the edge :D New pic, F-bomb. Look out!

Playoff CtB takes no prisoners.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on April 16, 2017, 10:35:11 AM
He scored that world junior gold medal winning goal in OT.  The announcers said that this was probably the biggest goal in his career.  I think the gold medal goal has to be up there.

Given the context of that goal(in Finland, vs. Russia) sure but there's no actual competition.

Oh there's a competition, and that World Junior goal is winning the swim suit portion.

"No Al Michaels, while I appreciate the United States were heavy underdogs I'm not convinced that this was actually the result of some sort of 'miracle' as I've yet to see evidence of some sort of supernatural influence. Reel it in."

I'm at a 10 and you need me more at a 7?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 16, 2017, 11:12:31 AM
Could we get Bob Cole back please?

Seriously. Hughson is completely atonal. His call on that OT goal sounded like he was reporting an icing or plugging a CBC sitcom. Get him away from the Leafs.


That had some passion to it😂😂😂

Sorry, but I'm going to swim upstream here.  Spluttering at top volume doesn't constitute a great audio call.

As for Hughson's call, all I can say is, those sticks are worth 300 bucks and I give Jim credit for channeling the Carlson's frantic state of mind.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Highlander on April 16, 2017, 11:18:24 AM
You know, the second I saw the stick get dropped in the corner is the second I knew we had a chance right there and then, when Boyle held the puck for what seemed like forever and passed it for Kapi to bury was just fantastic, best Leaf moment in ages. Cathartic for lack of better words.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 16, 2017, 11:32:30 AM
Everybody is more than welcome to jump aboard the "Jake Gardiner is our best defenceman" train. There's still plenty of room but you better act fast.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 16, 2017, 11:38:12 AM
Capitals are getting stiffer test than they bargained for in Maple Leafs

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/living-dangerously-catches-up-to-capitals-in-game-2-loss-to-maple-leafs/2017/04/15/8cb9e6c2-2142-11e7-a0a7-8b2a45e3dc84_story.html (https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/living-dangerously-catches-up-to-capitals-in-game-2-loss-to-maple-leafs/2017/04/15/8cb9e6c2-2142-11e7-a0a7-8b2a45e3dc84_story.html)

How troubling is the Capitals’ double-overtime Game 2 loss to the Maple Leafs?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capitals-insider/wp/2017/04/15/how-troubling-is-the-capitals-double-overtime-game-2-loss-to-the-maple-leafs (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capitals-insider/wp/2017/04/15/how-troubling-is-the-capitals-double-overtime-game-2-loss-to-the-maple-leafs)
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 16, 2017, 11:39:01 AM
Everybody is more than welcome to jump aboard the "Jake Gardiner is our best defenceman" train. There's still plenty of room but you better act fast.

I gave him my MotM nod but Rielly was as good if not better last night.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on April 16, 2017, 11:42:32 AM
Everybody is more than welcome to jump aboard the "Jake Gardiner is our best defenceman" train. There's still plenty of room but you better act fast.

A good long read:

'YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT HE'S GOING TO DO' (http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/big-read-jake-gardiner-proves-risk-worth-reward/)
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 16, 2017, 11:49:08 AM
I gave him my MotM nod but Rielly was as good if not better last night.

I think that Rielly looked great on the PP, which isn't all that surprising since I think he should have been there all season long. But on even-strength Gardiner was quite easily the better player in my eyes. Possession stats support that too (53% vs. 43%). All while playing against Washington's big gun's slightly more.

edit: That's not to say that I didn't think Rielly also looked very good last night. The two carried our defence on their shoulders last night, especially after Polak's injury.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 16, 2017, 11:53:57 AM
Everybody is more than welcome to jump aboard the "Jake Gardiner is our best defenceman" train. There's still plenty of room but you better act fast.

A good long read:

'YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT HE'S GOING TO DO' (http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/big-read-jake-gardiner-proves-risk-worth-reward/)

Yup. I've always loved this quote:

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In Game 1 of Toronto’s first-round series against Boston, Carlyle opted to sit Gardiner, and the Leafs lost 4-1. Three nights later, in Game 2, Gardiner made his NHL playoffs debut. “Once I got in, I said, ‘Screw it. I’m just gonna play my game and go for it,’” Gardiner says. He had an assist, and logged 17:45 of ice time in a 4-2 Leafs win. Two nights later, he scored in a 5-2 victory. By the end of the series — which Leafs fans needn’t be reminded of, because it finished with an epic collapse — Gardiner had five points in six games, good for fourth on the team, and he was fourth in ice time, despite the fact he played just six of seven games. “When you get the opportunity, you gotta take it and run,” Gardiner says. “That’s what I did.”

Quite easily one of the best Leafs in that series, if not the best one period.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: caveman on April 16, 2017, 12:10:13 PM
i have watched the highlights a few more times today just to see Marner absolutely fly down the ice to catch Ovechkin on the breakaway...
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 16, 2017, 02:07:13 PM
Gardiner and Reilly will drive from the point, a great asset to have and a dangerous combination with these forwards. Babs makes sure their spot is temporarily filled by a forward circling back, limiting our two-on-ones and three-on-twos going the other way. I believe this is one of their greatest strengths.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 16, 2017, 02:25:01 PM
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: crazyperfectdevil on April 16, 2017, 02:30:27 PM

i feel so bad for that kid ..there's no way that goes over well at school
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on April 16, 2017, 02:57:16 PM
I'm feeling pretty smug about this overtime prediction:

Going all-in on Kapanen for the winner.

... except that I made it in Game 1.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on April 16, 2017, 04:50:04 PM
Capitals hand out 19,000 cowbells in worst giveaway ever (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/listen-terrible-cowbells-ring-arena-washington-005245903.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw)

The cowbells were irritating enough by themselves, but even as a Leaf fan, it was even more irritating that it was just white noise that barely varied with anything happening on the ice.  They'd ring 'em for Capitals goals, Leaf goals, anything.  Leafs score in overtime and they're still ringing the cowbells.  They're probably still ringing them at home right now.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: bustaheims on April 16, 2017, 09:44:49 PM
Capitals hand out 19,000 cowbells in worst giveaway ever (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/listen-terrible-cowbells-ring-arena-washington-005245903.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw)

The cowbells were irritating enough by themselves, but even as a Leaf fan, it was even more irritating that it was just white noise that barely varied with anything happening on the ice.  They'd ring 'em for Capitals goals, Leaf goals, anything.  Leafs score in overtime and they're still ringing the cowbells.  They're probably still ringing them at home right now.

Well, you gotta have more cowbell.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: LuncheonMeat on April 16, 2017, 10:05:38 PM

i feel so bad for that kid ..there's no way that goes over well at school

Stamkos is still in school?
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: disco on April 16, 2017, 10:31:18 PM
Capitals hand out 19,000 cowbells in worst giveaway ever (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/listen-terrible-cowbells-ring-arena-washington-005245903.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw)

The cowbells were irritating enough by themselves, but even as a Leaf fan, it was even more irritating that it was just white noise that barely varied with anything happening on the ice.  They'd ring 'em for Capitals goals, Leaf goals, anything.  Leafs score in overtime and they're still ringing the cowbells.  They're probably still ringing them at home right now.

haha legend has it if you go to the Lincoln memorial, wait and quiet your soul... you can hear the sound... of mini-cowbells.
Title: Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 15th, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
Post by: hockeyfan1 on April 17, 2017, 04:04:24 AM
In anticipation of Game 3:

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“It’s going to be fantastic. Toronto, Leaf Nation will be cheering,” Trotz said.

“You’ll get chills down your spine when you’re on the bench for both teams. It’ll be an exciting environment. As the game goes on, the fans will probably be no different than the players. They’re playing every step with you.”


Source:  Sportsnet