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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 21st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #195 on: April 22, 2017, 07:04:23 AM »
Fun fact:

Not since 1951 have the Leafs gone through four overtimes in one playoff series.

Great game!  The OT...drats!  As for Kadri's hit on Ovechkin, it was reminiscent of those old-fashioned open-ice hip-check hits of eras past, only difference being that Kadri's below the knee hit can't be termed as a completely clean hit.  Glad that Ovi wasn't out for keeps and that no one tried to take Kadri's head off on account of it.

Looking forward to Game 6.  C'mon boys, let's get 'em!

GO LEAFS GO!!
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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 21st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #196 on: April 22, 2017, 11:06:57 AM »
Defensive breakdown on the OT winner and especially so by Reilly.   It was a slow dump in that just made it's way inside the trapezoid on Reilly's side.  He needed to get on his high horse and beat Johansson to the puck.  That would have ended the play.  Instead he glides over the blue line WITH Johansson then for whatever reason just gives up on the play.  Johansson has time and space to make the play to Kuz and then the pass to Williams to end it.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 21st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #197 on: April 22, 2017, 12:12:27 PM »
I'm pretty sure both defenders went behind the net, leaving Matthews the only guy in front to cover the two Caps players.

So, if the puck was on Reilly's side, it seems to me his partner screwed up by also going back for it when he should have held his position/coverage properly.

Edit:. This also explains Nylanders position - he was where he was supposed to be, and tried to help at the last moment after the second defender screwed it up.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 21st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #198 on: April 22, 2017, 12:18:37 PM »
I'm pretty sure both defenders went behind the net, leaving Matthews the only guy in front to cover the two Caps players.

So, if the puck was on Reilly's side, it seems to me his partner screwed up by also going back for it when he should have held his position/coverage properly.

Edit:. This also explains Nylanders position - he was where he was supposed to be, and tried to help at the last moment after the second defender screwed it up.

No.  only 1 defender went behind the net.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 21st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #199 on: April 22, 2017, 12:25:32 PM »
Correction, Reilly stopped at the goal line when he saw Hunwick leave his man to go behind the net.

That better?

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 21st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #200 on: April 22, 2017, 12:28:30 PM »
Correction, Reilly stopped at the goal line when he saw Hunwick leave his man to go behind the net.

That better?

Well no.  Hunwick never left his man.  Watch it again and you'll see what I mean.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 21st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #201 on: April 22, 2017, 12:40:44 PM »
I blamed Nylander when the goal happened as I thought he could have probably got to the slot quicker if he would have glanced back. After watching the goal a couple times I think I put more blame on Reilly. No reason to stop at the post and basically took himself out of the play and was not quick enough to get to Williams and the attempted shot block was hilarious.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 21st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #202 on: April 22, 2017, 01:02:16 PM »
Correction, Reilly stopped at the goal line when he saw Hunwick leave his man to go behind the net.

That better?

Well no.  Hunwick never left his man.  Watch it again and you'll see what I mean.

I literally just watched.  Hunwick's man is on the near boards.  Hunwick swings in behind the net, leaving his man.
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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 21st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #203 on: April 22, 2017, 01:03:31 PM »
I blamed Nylander when the goal happened as I thought he could have probably got to the slot quicker if he would have glanced back. After watching the goal a couple times I think I put more blame on Reilly. No reason to stop at the post and basically took himself out of the play and was not quick enough to get to Williams and the attempted shot block was hilarious.

He stopped because Hunwick went behind the net.  Both defenders on one player behind the net means a man is open in front.

I will admit that once Reilly stopped, he didn't read the play fast enough to cover the player in the slot (after Matthews tried to take Hunwick's man)
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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 21st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #204 on: April 22, 2017, 01:14:00 PM »
Correction, Reilly stopped at the goal line when he saw Hunwick leave his man to go behind the net.

That better?

Well no.  Hunwick never left his man.  Watch it again and you'll see what I mean.

I literally just watched.  Hunwick's man is on the near boards.  Hunwick swings in behind the net, leaving his man.

Hunwick doesn't swing in behind the net, he took a direct root to MJ once he saw Reilly was beat.  Kuz on the boards was the responsibility of the 2nd forward coming back so either Nylander or Mathews

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 21st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #205 on: April 22, 2017, 01:38:18 PM »
Our PP was firing this game ends 3-1 Leafs in regulation.
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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 21st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #206 on: April 22, 2017, 02:40:55 PM »
Yeah, but that's why I'd be wary of changing the Kadri line. They're checking the Caps' 1L about as effectively as I could've hoped, and I can't really see what Marner would add, doubt Brown would get the Bozak line going.

Like I said, for me it's less about getting the Bozak line going and more getting Marner going. Put him in more of a counter puncher's role, give him a better center to set-up...I'm not saying I know it would work, just that I don't think Brown is really integral to what's working on that Kadri line.

Yeah, maybe a counterpunch against an apparently tougher matchup would be better than going against the Caps bottom 6, which have figured out how to grind the Bozak line down.

I guess the thing I'm stuck on is that Marner's already pretty positioned to succeed. He's got JvR, who's playing well, and he's playing at least a decent amount of time with Rielly... he's not getting the tough match-ups that Kadri and Matthews are getting. I think it's possible that he's just done for the season, whether that's because of a wall being hit in his first pro season or the injury and illness he had a month or so back.

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 21st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #207 on: April 22, 2017, 04:11:20 PM »
Yeah, maybe a counterpunch against an apparently tougher matchup would be better than going against the Caps bottom 6, which have figured out how to grind the Bozak line down.

I guess the thing I'm stuck on is that Marner's already pretty positioned to succeed. He's got JvR, who's playing well, and he's playing at least a decent amount of time with Rielly... he's not getting the tough match-ups that Kadri and Matthews are getting. I think it's possible that he's just done for the season, whether that's because of a wall being hit in his first pro season or the injury and illness he had a month or so back.

Sure, there's a very good chance this sort of shake-up wouldn't really result in any huge difference.

But the Leafs haven't had a lead in this series since midway through the 3rd of game 2. To me that says you should be thinking about shaking-up what isn't working even if just for the sake of shake-ups.
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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 21st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #208 on: April 22, 2017, 04:23:39 PM »
I'll feel alot better about the Leafs game last night if the Habs get eliminated​ tonight

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 21st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #209 on: April 22, 2017, 10:50:36 PM »
I'll feel alot better about the Leafs game last night if the Habs get eliminated​ tonight

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Re: Leafs @ Capitals - Apr. 21st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #209 on: April 22, 2017, 10:50:36 PM »