Win Leaf Tickets! Get F’ed With Ed: Game #3 (Dec. 12 vs Washington)

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    Here’s the thread for the third game of the MLHS Giveaway Contest! Washington rolls into the ACC after a thrilling come-from-behind win over the Hurricanes last night.  The Leafs will be hoping to capitalize (pun intended) on a tired team that didn’t get into Toronto until early this afternoon.

    Remember, to actually be eligible to win these tickets, you need to send your 100-word piece to [email protected] by the end of tomorrow!  If we don’t receive one by then, your point total will no longer be tracked.  Continue reading to find out the details of this awesome opportunity.

    First, a brief preamble:

    Make sure you read the introductory post for this contest here.  It has everything you need to know about how the contest works and what you need to do to play.  The three winners will get to attend the January 14th Leafs game with Ed Flannery, a MLHS veteran with some spare tickets (great seats too!) and the desire to show the ACC how to root for their team.

    Get F’ed with Ed is a month-long contest.  You’ll be making 3 predictions before every Leafs game, and be awarded a certain amount of points, as follows:

    1. The Winning Team (1 point) – Which team will win the game? (don’t worry, you aren’t obliged to pick the Leafs)

    2. The Final Score (2 points) – Predict the final game score!  WHEN (in OT, SO, or regulation) the game is won is NOT required.

    3. The First Goal Scorer (2 points) – Who is going to score the first goal of the game? (your selection can obviously be from either team)

    All eligible participants’ scores will be tallied, updated, and displayed as ongoing standings.

    Today is the third of the seventeen games that will be counted for Get F’ed with Ed. Submissions will only be accepted on this thread, and will be accepted until one minute before game time as indicated by your time of posting.  Remember, you may only post one prediction per game.  Should you post additional predictions at any point throughout the thread before that night’s deadline, only the last post will be accepted.  The rest shall be ignored.

    Most importantly, to be considered as an eligible participant of this contest you need to send in a 100-word submission by the  Sunday (tomorrow!), December 13th deadline to [email protected] (read about what you need to include).  We’ll happily record everyone’s points for the first three games of this contest, but if you have not submitted your piece by the deadline, you’ll no longer be considered eligible for the prize and we’ll stop tracking your standing.

    Standings and Fun Facts

    1. *Falcon (5 points)
    2. leafsFTW, Jason Trent, Carltonthebear, frito10, mweller (4 points each)
    3. 16 -way tie (3 points each)

    *Currently NOT eligible for prize due to no 100-word submission.

    -After only 11 contestants picked the Islanders to win for the first game of this contest,  a whopping 42 picked the Bruins to take the Thursday night matchup!

    -Nobody picked Stuart to score the opening goal.  Go figure.

    -Over 65 contestants have 1 point each and are VERY much still in the race.

    Nik’s Tips vs. Washington

    -Washington had to force an overtime win last night against the Hurricanes.  Due to flight problems, they got into Toronto much later than planned.  They will be tired.

    -On the flip side, the Caps lost to Toronto not so long ago and are not thrilled at the prospect of repeating this feat.

    -Washington will likely be starting rookie goaltender Mike Neuvirth, while Toronto will go back to Vesa Toskala.

    -Mike Knuble is in his second game back with the Caps, giving them that oh-so-important presence in front of the net.

    -Phil Kessel will be looking to bust out of a season-high four game goalless drought.  Phil’s legs weren’t moving quite up to speed in Boston.  Don’t expect that to continue tonight.

    -Washington is tops in the NHL with 46 points in 32 games.  They’ve gone 7-1-2 in the last 10 and have also scored the most goals league-wide.

    -On the other hand, the Leafs are still 14th in the East with 27 points through 31 games.  However, they’ve gone 6-3-1 in their last 10 and are 5 points back of 8th with a game in hand.

    -The Leafs 30th ranked PK will be in tough against the 2nd best PP ran by Ovechkin and co.

    ***IMPORTANT REMINDER***

    SUBMIT YOUR 100-WORD PIECE BY THE END OF TOMORROW (or you will not be eligible for this contest).

    Cheers,

    Nik