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R1, G1: Lightning @ Maple Leafs - Apr. 18th, 7:30pm - SN, TSN 1050

Started by CarltonTheBear, April 17, 2023, 04:09:12 PM

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Significantly Insignificant

Hey Leafs, you don't have to win a game 7 to get us on your band wagon.  We as the fans would have been happy with a 4 game sweep if Tampa.
"We can't change what's done, we can only move on." - Arthur Morgan

Derk

Well, that was a crapshow. Probably didn't need to watch the 3rd, but here we are.

Hopefully they put in a much better performance next time out.

Dappleganger

Quote from: Guilt Trip on April 18, 2023, 09:20:50 PM
Quote from: Dappleganger on April 18, 2023, 09:17:41 PMJohn Tavares should win more face-offs.

67% on the draw tonight. Next..

Wasn't winning them against Bellemare. He won 4 out of 7 draws taken.


gunnar36

Quote from: Guilt Trip on April 18, 2023, 09:14:34 PM
Quote from: bustaheims on April 18, 2023, 09:10:16 PMGreat timing for probably their worst game of the season.
There have been worse. 4PP goals against isn't a recipe for success.

Yeah not loving the pk and pk personnel against Tampa. Accari plays it pretty passively.  Honestly we had better pk speed and depth against Tampa last year with guys like Mikheyev, Kase & Engvall.


cw

Quote from: Dappleganger on April 18, 2023, 09:25:19 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on April 18, 2023, 09:20:50 PM
Quote from: Dappleganger on April 18, 2023, 09:17:41 PMJohn Tavares should win more face-offs.

67% on the draw tonight. Next..

Wasn't winning them against Bellemare. He won 4 out of 7 draws taken.



Tavares lost two faceoffs to Bellemare.
Tavares is top ten in the league in faceoffs and has been for years.
Tavares winning faceoffs is the least of their problems tonight.

The Leafs won 56% of the draws to 44% for the Lightning.
That might be the only stat the Leafs won tonight.


cabber24

3-2 score, Schenn "crosscheck" was soo weak and then the Kampf "slash", and the interference against Marner when TB was on the PP that wasn't called was all hard to swallow. TB definitely doesn't need any help. Leafs sucked but their momentum was squashed by the refs which is a piss off.
Upon the wicked He will rain Jerseys; blue and white and burning waffles will be the portion of their cup.

azzurri63

Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 18, 2023, 08:45:55 PMIt is galling that Corey Perry singlehandedly wrecked us.

Seems like every year he hurts us in some way or another.

herman

#27 #TeamFasstholes

cabber24

Upon the wicked He will rain Jerseys; blue and white and burning waffles will be the portion of their cup.

herman

#27 #TeamFasstholes

hobarth

6 of the 8 series are now being led by the lower seeded teams, only Boston and Carolina have won the first game and are the favorites, odd.

ZAR's giveaway set the tone for the night, ZAR is one of those guys that screams I'm not worthy and just about anybody is an upgrade to me. There's something about TO that brings out the worst in depth players, for instance Amadio, he didn't look like any sort of player in his 3 TO games but managed 11 goals in 53 games with Vegas last year and 16 goals with them this year.

Maybe a sign of a good coach is bringing out more from lesser players rather than simply piling more TOI on better players. We saw/have seen other team's 3rd and 4th lines be far more effective than what we see from TO's especially in the playoffs.

Supposedly TO's lesser players PK, they do just not effectively, especially in the playoffs which has been the case for every Leaf team of the Matthew era. Nylander, Matthews and maybe even Rielly should've been used to PK far more during the regular season. It's one thing to be a middle of the pack PKing team during the regular season against teams like Anaheim but being middle of the pack isn't as noteworthy in the playoffs.

TO's d is horrendous, pretty well none of the d-men can move or handle the puck under pressure, that includes Rielly, physicality is only a complimentary characteristic, having talent is and will always be the most necessary component. TO's woeful offensive stats from the defense is a primary indicator of how talentless they are.

Probably going to be another short playoff.   

Jeremiad


cabber24

Quote from: Jeremiad on April 19, 2023, 10:59:43 AM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 18, 2023, 08:45:55 PMIt is galling that Corey Perry singlehandedly wrecked us.

Yes, this.
The Maple Leaf horror script keeps getting more and more horrifying.
Upon the wicked He will rain Jerseys; blue and white and burning waffles will be the portion of their cup.