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Title: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 08:41:57 AM
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6-5-3, 15 points | 10-7-0, 20 points

Projected Lines

Bjork-Bergeron-Pastrnak
Schaller-Kuraly-Heinen
Beleskey-Nash-Acciari
DeBrusk-Szwarz-Vatrano

Chara-McAvoy
Krug-Carlo
O'Gara-Miller

Khudobin
             
Hyman-Marleau-Brown
Komarov-Kadri-Nylander
JVR-Bozak-Marner
Martin-Moore-Leivo

Rielly-Hainsey
Gardiner-Zaitsev
Borgman-Carrick

Andersen

Scratches

Paul Postma
Brad Marchand
      
Auston Matthews
Frederik Gauthier
Roman Polak

Game Notes

BOS
•Anton Khudobin (3-0-1, 2.52 GAA, .926 Sv%) will likely start for the Bruins
•The Bruins are icing a preseason-like roster with a number of injuries at forward and just general depth issues as well
•The line of Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak continues to prove to be one of the league's best: Pasta has 16 points in 14 games, Marchand 14 in 12, and Bergeron 10 in 9. Marchand will likely miss his 3rd straight game with a concussion though
•Despite a .500-ish record and that questionable depth, the Bruins appear to be playing fairly well: they're 6th in CF%, 6th in PP%, and 3rd in PK%. They've struggled to score at even-strength though as they sit in the bottom-10 in GF/60 at 5-on-5

TOR
•Andersen (9-6-0, 3.33 GAA, .898 Sv%) will likely start for the Leafs
•Matthews Watch is still on, we'll have to patiently wait to see if he's ready to return to the line-up or not. After this back-to-back though the Leafs are off until Thursday
•Andersen and Gardiner were both absent from practice yesterday, both were described as being given maintenance days so it's assumed they should be good to play

Injuries

•Brad Marchand - Concussion - Questionable Friday
•David Backes - Illness - Injured Reserve
•David Krejci - Back - Injured Reserve
•Adam McQuaid - Leg - Injured Reserve
•Ryan Spooner - Groin - Injured Reserve
•Noel Acciari - Finger-  Likely Friday
      
•Nathan Horton - Back - Out indefinitely
•Joffrey Lupul - Actually Injured - Out indefinitely
•Auston Matthews - Upper Body - Questionable Friday

Stream Options

https://www.reddit.com/r/NHLstreams
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on November 10, 2017, 08:50:22 AM
Even without Matthews, if they all come to play they should be comfortably beating that Bruins lineup with Khudobin in net.

Stellar job as usual CtB.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Nik the Trik on November 10, 2017, 09:01:24 AM

This is another one of those ones where Carlton could be making up most of those names for Boston and I wouldn't know it.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 09:08:23 AM

This is another one of those ones where Carlton could be making up most of those names for Boston and I wouldn't know it.

I thought Leftwinglock.com made a typo with Szwarz so I actually looked him up. 26-year old from Burlington with a whopping 35 NHL games as a Coyote prior to this season.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Nik the Trik on November 10, 2017, 09:12:39 AM

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C0qbiIPUAAAAobx.jpg)
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 10, 2017, 09:44:17 AM
Nylander vs Pastrnak!
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 10, 2017, 10:37:06 AM
Nylander Nylandr vs Pastrnak!

FIFY,
Zanzibr
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Nik the Trik on November 10, 2017, 10:48:19 AM
Nylander Nylandr vs Pastrnak! Nlndr vs. Pstrnk

FIFY,
Zanzibr

FTF,
Nk th Trk
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 10:54:49 AM

This would be unfortunate.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: L K on November 10, 2017, 11:05:14 AM
The Leafs should probably get a backup who can actually play.  I don't love the idea of Andersen playing 16 of 18 games.  Andersen leads the league in TOI and GP at this point.  Let's not run him into the ground.  Call Pickard up already if McBackup isn't trusted.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Frank E on November 10, 2017, 11:13:18 AM
The Leafs should probably get a backup who can actually play.  I don't love the idea of Andersen playing 16 of 18 games.  Andersen leads the league in TOI and GP at this point.  Let's not run him into the ground.  Call Pickard up already if McBackup isn't trusted.

I think Sparks is outplaying Pickard at this point.

http://marlies.ca/stats/team_goalies/57/335
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: L K on November 10, 2017, 11:50:34 AM
The Leafs should probably get a backup who can actually play.  I don't love the idea of Andersen playing 16 of 18 games.  Andersen leads the league in TOI and GP at this point.  Let's not run him into the ground.  Call Pickard up already if McBackup isn't trusted.

I think Sparks is outplaying Pickard at this point.

http://marlies.ca/stats/team_goalies/57/335

I think the only reason I picked Pickard over Sparks was my thinking that the Leafs want to give Sparks a full year in the AHL to really establish his game rather than bouncing him back and forth.  If Sparks is going to have a meaningful NHL career I wonder if he might benefit from being the #1 guy for a full season.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Kaberle15 on November 10, 2017, 11:50:54 AM
Just win Leafs, just win!

Go Leafs Go!
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: disco on November 10, 2017, 11:55:02 AM
The snow is white, the sun is shining... it's a great day for hockey!
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: L K on November 10, 2017, 12:27:11 PM
Seigel confirms that Matthews is out of the lineup tonight.  He didn't take part in an optional skate but isn't going to play tonight.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 10, 2017, 12:34:56 PM
Nylander Nylandr vs Pastrnak! Nlndr vs. Pstrnk

FIFY,
Zanzibr

FTF,
Nk th Trk

I think you are actually Martin Frk posting under a nom de board.

Or maybe I should say, Mrtn Frk.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 10, 2017, 12:36:19 PM
Seigel confirms that Matthews is out of the lineup tonight.  He didn't take part in an optional skate but isn't going to play tonight.

That's good IMO.  I'd hold him out tomorrow nite too and that would give him over a week of rest before the next game after that.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 10, 2017, 02:36:40 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/video/pastrnak-avoids-pal-nylander-learned-trash-talking-from-marchand~1256033

Pastrnak avoided hanging out with good buddy, Nylandr, because every time they meet up, Willy ends up with a hatty.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Bill_Berg on November 10, 2017, 06:06:55 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/video/pastrnak-avoids-pal-nylander-learned-trash-talking-from-marchand~1256033

Pastrnak avoided hanging out with good buddy, Nylandr, because every time they meet up, Willy ends up with a hatty.

I knew there was a reason to hate Pastrnak.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: iwas11in67 on November 10, 2017, 06:50:52 PM
5-2 Leafs
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on November 10, 2017, 06:51:45 PM
The Nic Cage (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQnlqlePZmo) link for whoever needs it.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 10, 2017, 07:03:51 PM
The Nic Cage (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQnlqlePZmo) link for whoever needs it.

Thank you sir!
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 10, 2017, 07:11:21 PM
Suit up Paul!  You look like you could.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on November 10, 2017, 07:21:05 PM
 Martina Ortiz Luis is an absolute treasure.

Something about the crowd serenading all those veterans made me feel very emotional, a beautiful moment.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 07:39:42 PM
The Bruins have had 3 dangerous-ish rushes already that were directly caused by Borgman getting beat somewhere on the ice.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on November 10, 2017, 07:53:47 PM
Twice more since those too.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 07:58:31 PM
Twice more since those too.

We-Want-Mar-In-Cin

*clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on November 10, 2017, 08:04:21 PM
It’s not the worst idea, might relieve the pressure on Zaitsev who looks like he is gassing a little with the PK load.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: L K on November 10, 2017, 08:27:36 PM
Borgman has been awful.  He just hands the puck to the Bruins every other shift.

Also the Marner -Bozak/JVR pairing needs to go away
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 08:34:19 PM
Hey, speak of the devil...

Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 08:39:54 PM
KDAP
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 08:43:06 PM
Marchand and Bergeron on the PK isn't even fair.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 08:44:51 PM
Every team has a really good back-up except us. Normally this would seem like a joke but it's really not.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 10, 2017, 08:50:55 PM
1-0 Boston.

I'm not seeing any Leafs forward reaaally stepping up to fill the Matthews void.  ::)
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on November 10, 2017, 08:51:52 PM
Poop!  1-0 Ruins.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: L K on November 10, 2017, 08:52:28 PM

The non Matthews members of the Maple Leafs aren’t very good
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 08:53:28 PM
1-0 Boston.

I'm not seeing any Leafs forward reaaally stepping up to fill the Matthews void.  ::)

I'd really like to see Nylander off the Kadri line. Even if Babs wants to keep him on the wing switch him with Brown and go Hyman-Marleau-Nylander.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 08:55:35 PM
Gotta convert on one of these PPs.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 10, 2017, 08:55:55 PM
1-0 Boston.

I'm not seeing any Leafs forward reaaally stepping up to fill the Matthews void.  ::)

I'd really like to see Nylander off the Kadri line. Even if Babs wants to keep him on the wing switch him with Brown and go Hyman-Marleau-Nylander.

Hear hear.  These combos look f-l-a-t.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 10, 2017, 08:56:50 PM
There's the garbage!!
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 08:56:53 PM
Gotta convert on one of these PPs.

I'm a good coach.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on November 10, 2017, 08:58:34 PM
JvR/Kadri scores.  1-1 tie.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 10, 2017, 08:58:41 PM
If you're so good why haven't you called up the Martin "The Monster" Marincin?   :P 8)
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 10, 2017, 09:06:28 PM
Well, I think it has to be said: Marner's been basically crapola this season.  Or, perhaps more fairly, just a big nonfactor almost every night.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zee on November 10, 2017, 09:13:02 PM
Well, I think it has to be said: Marner's been basically crapola this season.  Or, perhaps more fairly, just a big nonfactor almost every night.
He's a team player. He knows if he plays too well the salary cap implications will be hard for the Leafs so this is his way of taking a home town discount.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 10, 2017, 09:16:21 PM
Well, I think it has to be said: Marner's been basically crapola this season.  Or, perhaps more fairly, just a big nonfactor almost every night.
He's a team player. He knows if he plays too well the salary cap implications will be hard for the Leafs so this is his way of taking a home town discount.

Seriously, I don't know what his problem is.  He looks plain-vanilla ordinary.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 09:24:32 PM
Oh look Hyman-Marleau-Nylander.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on November 10, 2017, 09:25:11 PM
I see that Marner has been to the Clarkson School of Skating!
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: L K on November 10, 2017, 09:31:35 PM
Stick checks are hooks now.  Good to know
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: L K on November 10, 2017, 09:40:23 PM
Andersen gives up a lot of bad rebounds.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: barney_rebel on November 10, 2017, 09:44:01 PM
We stink dudes


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Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on November 10, 2017, 09:44:47 PM
Poop, 2-1 Bruins!
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 10, 2017, 09:45:07 PM
Great effort team.  Jeez.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on November 10, 2017, 09:48:00 PM
Leafs and Refs are trying very hard to give the Bruins 2 points!
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 09:48:23 PM
Guys I'm starting to think playing two defencemen for an entire penalty kill might not be a great idea.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 10, 2017, 09:48:48 PM
Gardiner.  Brilliant.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: L K on November 10, 2017, 09:50:02 PM
I don’t understand interference.  It seems like hale the neutral zone play is about impeding guys without the puck
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: barney_rebel on November 10, 2017, 09:52:08 PM
We rule man


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Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 10, 2017, 09:52:19 PM
JVRRRRRRRR
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 09:52:26 PM
JVRRRRRRRRRRR
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: L K on November 10, 2017, 09:52:48 PM
Wow.  Great shift
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on November 10, 2017, 09:53:08 PM
JvR scores!  2-2 tie!
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 09:53:14 PM
The Marner slap-pass finally connects!
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 10, 2017, 09:55:26 PM
Well, good for Marner there.  Now notch us an extra point Mitch!
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: BarMutt on November 10, 2017, 09:57:03 PM
Think JVR might get his 1st vote tonight
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zee on November 10, 2017, 09:57:34 PM
That goalie out thing never works for the Leafs.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: barney_rebel on November 10, 2017, 09:58:46 PM
We rule!!!


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Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 09:59:01 PM
Beauty!!!!!
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 10, 2017, 09:59:20 PM
Credit that to MARNER as much as Marleau.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 09:59:49 PM
Yeah I figured this was gonna get looked at.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on November 10, 2017, 10:00:10 PM
How was that not hooking!  Brown was clearly HOOKED!
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Al14 on November 10, 2017, 10:00:50 PM
Marleau scores in OT! Leafs win 3-2!
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: L K on November 10, 2017, 10:01:07 PM
Good goal.  Good final two shifts from Marner
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 10, 2017, 10:01:28 PM
Nice! Gardiner and Marner both pretty critical in those last two goals. Both guys needed that.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 10, 2017, 10:02:40 PM
Nice! Gardiner and Marner both pretty critical in those last two goals. Both guys needed that.

Indeed.  Maybe that will be Mitch rolling.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: disco on November 10, 2017, 10:07:01 PM
I EXPLODED on both the equalizer and the winner!! Great win!
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: disco on November 10, 2017, 10:13:38 PM
The winnahhh...
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: L K on November 11, 2017, 08:07:17 AM
You hate to give up points to a division rival but the Leafs winning these games in OT is big for tiebreakers.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Bender on November 11, 2017, 09:03:16 AM
You hate to give up points to a division rival but the Leafs winning these games in OT is big for tiebreakers.
Also - 2pts. We were close to 0. I dont think nitpicking the extra point really makes sense in this context.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Nik the Trik on November 11, 2017, 09:16:27 AM
You hate to give up points to a division rival but the Leafs winning these games in OT is big for tiebreakers.
Also - 2pts. We were close to 0. I dont think nitpicking the extra point really makes sense in this context.

For a team that fancies itself in the mix of things? There's nothing whatsoever "nitpicky" about saying that they should have been able to beat Boston outright.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: herman on November 11, 2017, 11:52:34 AM
The winnahhh...

I only caught the highlights, but this one obviously stuck out.

Here's the full sequence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbPrm6qprks

I think reports had flagged Marleau here with goat horns for that drop pass with Pastrnak right on top of him.
a) While Marleau telegraphed his pass a bit (and I would've liked to see him tuck it around to more on his right side so he could screen Marner's reception with his body), credit to Pastrnak for making the read and shifting into attack
b) I actually think Marner was more of the culprit on this misplay for that long lazy loop to wind up in support of Marleau moving up the ice. It looks like he was expecting the drop pass to come farther up ice into the NZ where he could take it with more speed.

But kudos to Marner recognizing the error and shifting into the next gear to maintain strong positioning against Pastrnak (who didn't explode onto the puck like he should have) and then taking it hard into traffic deliberately to isolate odd-man options once he realized Pastrnak was out of the play after losing his balance. Great positioning by Gardiner telegraphing shot by gliding into soft ice and allowing Marleau to stealth into even softer ice to redirect the slap pass.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: disco on November 11, 2017, 12:27:17 PM
Great analysis Herman!
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on November 11, 2017, 01:08:13 PM
Ok don't trade Marner then.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Bullfrog on November 11, 2017, 02:11:40 PM
Terrible work by the Boston defenders too. Both fronted onto Marner (credit to him) and abandoned both Gardiner and Marleau.
Title: Re: Bruins @ Leafs - Nov. 10th, 7:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590
Post by: Dappleganger on November 12, 2017, 04:11:12 PM
Terrible work by the Boston defenders too. Both fronted onto Marner (credit to him) and abandoned both Gardiner and Marleau.

When asked about the play post-game, Marner said that's what he was trying to do.