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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Nov. 11th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Nov. 11th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #106 on: November 11, 2017, 11:09:56 PM »
If you look at tonight’s game from the shot attempts, it looks like Boston dummied us around. Some of it is score effects sure.

However, watching the game, I didn’t really feel that clench that usually comes with watching the Leafs protecting a lead. McElhinney wasn’t swimming out there and the defense gave him clean looks for the most part. He probably robbed maybe 2 really good chances, but they were otherwise routine saves. It was just a really nice and solid ugly road win.

Bozak’s line playing against AHLers gave us all the offence needed.
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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Nov. 11th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #107 on: November 11, 2017, 11:24:14 PM »
Great back to back win! Burying those points this week after that tough stretch against some very good teams.
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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Nov. 11th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #108 on: November 12, 2017, 07:02:55 AM »
Good win and effort.  This team really comes together when it needs too sans Auston.  Happy to see Marner getting his second two-point night.  Solid netminding by McElhinney and smart PKng when needed.

Overall, a satisfyingly well done back-to-back win!

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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Nov. 11th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #109 on: November 12, 2017, 08:48:24 AM »
If you look at tonight’s game from the shot attempts, it looks like Boston dummied us around. Some of it is score effects sure.

However, watching the game, I didn’t really feel that clench that usually comes with watching the Leafs protecting a lead. McElhinney wasn’t swimming out there and the defense gave him clean looks for the most part. He probably robbed maybe 2 really good chances, but they were otherwise routine saves. It was just a really nice and solid ugly road win.

Bozak’s line playing against AHLers gave us all the offence needed.

I saw things differently.  I saw the Leafs getting outplayed in their own zone for most of the game, but able to score a few on Rask.  Shot differential at 39 vs. 24 was pretty indicative of who was controlling play.

I saw McElhinney outplaying Rask, and Boston going 0-6 on the PP (which is related to McElhinney's play), as being the most significant reasons for them getting away with a 2 points last night.

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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Nov. 11th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #110 on: November 12, 2017, 10:21:23 AM »
I agree, Frank. I thought play was pretty even in the first period, tilting towards the Leafs. They pretty much Carlyle'd the rest of the game though.

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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Nov. 11th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #111 on: November 12, 2017, 12:00:08 PM »
Remarkably, Marner is now tied with Nylander for points.

I cant figure out why Nylander has such a low shooting percentage.  Just luck?

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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Nov. 11th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #112 on: November 12, 2017, 12:11:00 PM »
If you look at tonight’s game from the shot attempts, it looks like Boston dummied us around. Some of it is score effects sure.

However, watching the game, I didn’t really feel that clench that usually comes with watching the Leafs protecting a lead. McElhinney wasn’t swimming out there and the defense gave him clean looks for the most part. He probably robbed maybe 2 really good chances, but they were otherwise routine saves. It was just a really nice and solid ugly road win.

Bozak’s line playing against AHLers gave us all the offence needed.

I saw things differently.  I saw the Leafs getting outplayed in their own zone for most of the game, but able to score a few on Rask.  Shot differential at 39 vs. 24 was pretty indicative of who was controlling play.

I saw McElhinney outplaying Rask, and Boston going 0-6 on the PP (which is related to McElhinney's play), as being the most significant reasons for them getting away with a 2 points last night.

I agree with herman that overall they didn't seem to be in danger of blowing the lead, especially in the 3rd, which was a really good show, but they got totally outplayed in the 2nd and were fairly lucky to keep Boston scoreless then.  McElhinney was superb, though, no question.

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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Nov. 11th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #113 on: November 12, 2017, 12:12:03 PM »
Remarkably, Marner is now tied with Nylander for points.

I cant figure out why Nylander has such a low shooting percentage.  Just luck?

Great question.  He's gone ice-cold in terms of scoring goals.  He had one good chance last night that I recall.

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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Nov. 11th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #114 on: November 12, 2017, 12:25:03 PM »
Remarkably, Marner is now tied with Nylander for points.

I cant figure out why Nylander has such a low shooting percentage.  Just luck?

Great question.  He's gone ice-cold in terms of scoring goals.  He had one good chance last night that I recall.

This is why you keep all three of Marner, Matthews and Nylander.  On any given night, any one of them could have an off night, but any one of the three can be a game breaker.  So you play the odds and go with the chance that all three are hopefully not going to go cold on the same night.
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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Nov. 11th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #115 on: November 13, 2017, 10:08:22 AM »
https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2017/11/13/game-19-review-toronto-maple-leafs-4-vs-boston-bruins-1/

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– Thought this was a good example of the kind of subtle, smart reads Ron Hainsey makes in the defensive zone. If he goes for the puck here, maybe he wins the race and the ensuing puck battle, but if he doesn’t, he’s in no-man’s land and Brad Marchand is all alone in front. He identifies the potential danger, backs off, and lives to fight another day.

If you YouTube for Hainsey, you'll only see his crazy uh-ohs when Pittsburgh got trapped for what appears to be an entire period. This video clip in the article is super unsexy and is exactly what I want from a 'defensive defenseman'. My hope is that Zaitsev spends more time with Hainsey and picks up more of this stuff.

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Re: Leafs @ Bruins - Nov. 11th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #115 on: November 13, 2017, 10:08:22 AM »