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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 13th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #180 on: April 13, 2017, 10:44:19 PM »
It's exhilarating being in the playoffs again. Man I miss this feeling.

Tough luck meeting the caps in the first round, but this team is so damn likeable, I'm not gonna be heartbroken if we don't make it out of this round.

I could easily see this team stealing a game or two in this series, and wouldn't be shocked if they won it.

Onward and upwards.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 13th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #181 on: April 13, 2017, 10:47:53 PM »
This game sure didn't look like an 8th playing the 1st seed.
Leafs take next game, Washington got lucky this time :P

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 13th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #181 on: April 13, 2017, 10:47:53 PM »

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 13th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #182 on: April 13, 2017, 10:51:30 PM »
Leafs almost caught the Caps napping and managed to stay right with them throughout the game. I was surprised by the OT winner, didn't look like Freddie left much room on the glove side for that puck to go in. Happy to see Marner get his 1st playoff goal, getting the young guys this type of experience now will pay off for the team in the coming years. All in all the Leafs played a pretty good game, looking forward to Game 2.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 13th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #183 on: April 13, 2017, 11:33:49 PM »
This is the least upset I've ever been about a playoff OT loss, by a wide margin.

Still, I was hoping for a win.  That would have really got the Caps thinking.

Oh, for sure.  Hey, I'm disappointed, but any prior (or future) year I'd be steaming and pissed off for a couple of days.  This feels like a regular season OT loss for me.  I have no big expectations from this series.  If they advance, that's fantastic.  If they're eliminated, that's okay.

Next year and beyond, I won't be feeling that way, I assure you.
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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 13th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #184 on: April 14, 2017, 01:43:42 AM »
Great game, Leafs!

This sure gave the Caps a scare.  If only, if only they hadn't blown the lead...  but anyways, good confidence booster for our young team to be able to go toe to toe with the best.

Hoping for more of the same in Game 2.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 13th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #185 on: April 14, 2017, 03:54:33 AM »
Yes, that was a blown 2-0 lead and a disappointing ending on a shot that maybe should've been saved.... but damn that was fun. They're a year ahead of schedule and just took the best team in hockey to playoff OT. The best team in hockey also got incredibly lucky on both of those goals.

The Leafs will likely never win this series, but if they play them like that every game, I'm down. Caps are stacked, it'll be our turn soon.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 13th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #186 on: April 14, 2017, 10:05:05 AM »
Tough to lose on that goal, and if they do have hopes of winning the series, it feels like that game was one they shouldn't have let slip away. But if they play like that all series, then they'll be in it!

I agree with you Heroic. I was kinda pissed last night, but not this morning as I usually would be.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 13th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #187 on: April 14, 2017, 11:09:58 AM »
Man, that first period was such a pleasant surprise. I was lovin' it on my buddy's 80" widescreen. Freddie was superb in the second half, would've been 5-2 quick with mediocre 'tending. It's a series, we'll give 'em a run for their money!

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 13th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #188 on: April 14, 2017, 11:37:37 AM »
Very good game from the buds, especially since we were missing one of our top d.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 13th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #189 on: April 14, 2017, 12:44:09 PM »
If the caps play in game 1 continues throughout the series I think the Leafs have a chance to win possibly 2 or 3 games, upset is still definitely possible.   

Leafs looked like the hungrier and better coached team unfortunately with Zaitsev's injury Babcock is forced to turn to guys like Marincin which puts so much pressure on the rest of the D and forwards.

This series is far from over.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 13th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #190 on: April 14, 2017, 12:48:01 PM »
Weak OT goal but there was more then 1 mistake on the play. Martin going to the slot instead of turning up the boards. Marincin with a weak clearing attempt. Why not hammer it around the way you're facing or even try skating it behind the net.
Fact is though without Andersen this game is long over before OT. He was unreal. Team played great overall so I'm not too disappointed. It was a great learning experience. They know what to expect now and know they can compete with these guys. On to the next!

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 13th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #191 on: April 14, 2017, 01:34:49 PM »
If the caps play in game 1 continues throughout the series I think the Leafs have a chance to win possibly 2 or 3 games, upset is still definitely possible.   

Leafs looked like the hungrier and better coached team unfortunately with Zaitsev's injury Babcock is forced to turn to guys like Marincin which puts so much pressure on the rest of the D and forwards.

This series is far from over.

Point taken but Marincin was, all told, good last night, giving credit where it's due.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 13th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #192 on: April 14, 2017, 03:19:49 PM »
If the caps play in game 1 continues throughout the series I think the Leafs have a chance to win possibly 2 or 3 games, upset is still definitely possible.   

Leafs looked like the hungrier and better coached team unfortunately with Zaitsev's injury Babcock is forced to turn to guys like Marincin which puts so much pressure on the rest of the D and forwards.

This series is far from over.

Point taken but Marincin was, all told, good last night, giving credit where it's due.

Didn't notice him much outside the ot goal which I guess they say is a good thing.  Was really surprised they didn't pick up a vet D man, could have really helped.  Not sure if they can do it now but why not call up Olesky,  risky maybe but he did play 11 games this season with the Pens.
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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 13th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #193 on: April 14, 2017, 03:25:00 PM »
If the caps play in game 1 continues throughout the series I think the Leafs have a chance to win possibly 2 or 3 games, upset is still definitely possible.   

Leafs looked like the hungrier and better coached team unfortunately with Zaitsev's injury Babcock is forced to turn to guys like Marincin which puts so much pressure on the rest of the D and forwards.

This series is far from over.

Point taken but Marincin was, all told, good last night, giving credit where it's due.

Didn't notice him much outside the ot goal which I guess they say is a good thing.  Was really surprised they didn't pick up a vet D man, could have really helped.  Not sure if they can do it now but why not call up Olesky,  risky maybe but he did play 11 games this season with the Pens.

???  You are concerned about Marincin putting stress on the team when he played 25 regular season games between injuries and press box duty, but are ok with Olesky who is 31 and has 73 career NHL games?

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 13th, 7:00pm - CBC, TSN 1050
« Reply #194 on: April 14, 2017, 03:42:30 PM »
If the caps play in game 1 continues throughout the series I think the Leafs have a chance to win possibly 2 or 3 games, upset is still definitely possible.   

Leafs looked like the hungrier and better coached team unfortunately with Zaitsev's injury Babcock is forced to turn to guys like Marincin which puts so much pressure on the rest of the D and forwards.

This series is far from over.

Point taken but Marincin was, all told, good last night, giving credit where it's due.

Didn't notice him much outside the ot goal which I guess they say is a good thing.  Was really surprised they didn't pick up a vet D man, could have really helped.  Not sure if they can do it now but why not call up Olesky,  risky maybe but he did play 11 games this season with the Pens.

???  You are concerned about Marincin putting stress on the team when he played 25 regular season games between injuries and press box duty, but are ok with Olesky who is 31 and has 73 career NHL games?

I'm ok with him being an option, yes.