GDT: Hurricanes at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., LeafsTV)

GDT: Hurricanes at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., LeafsTV)

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Team Records: Leafs – 6-1-0 vs. Hurricanes – 2-2-3
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James van Riemsdyk is expected to sit again tonight. His back spasms still haven’t let up despite two treatments today, and the Leafs training staff is hesitant to risk a setback.

The Leafs have four players in the lineup at forward who no one would’ve penciled in prior to the season, but they’re finding ways to win and currently sit top 5 in goals for, powerplay, and shooting percentage. They’re top 10 in goals against, and top five in penalty killing and team save percentage.

Let’s keep this train rolling.

GO LEAFS GO.

 

Lines: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes, Oct. 17th, 2013

Leafs Lineup
 
 
Left WingCenterRight Wing
RaymondBozakKessel
LupulKadriBroll
LeivoBollandMcClement
AshtonSmithOrr
Left DefenseRight Defense
PhaneufGunnarsson
RiellyFranson
GardinerRanger
Goalies
Starter: Reimer
Bernier

Team Breakdowns:

 
Leafs
Canes
Record6-1-02-2-3
GF/G3.71 (4th)2.14 (26th)
GA/G2.29 (7th)2.71 (17th)
SF/G28.4 (22nd)32.1 (9th)
SA/G34.6 (27th)32.9 (23rd)
PP33.3 (2nd)12.5 (23rd)
PK88.9% (3rd)83.3% (12th)
5 on 5 F/A1.17 (11th)0.92 (17th)
Sh%13.1% (3rd)7% (27th)
Sv%93.4% (5th)91.7% (13th)

Cam Ward is expected to start for the Hurricanes. Ward is apparently playing with extra motivation after his Team Canada snub, but there is not going to be room with both Reimer and Bernier going to Sochi.

1212 comments
Tommy Cat
Tommy Cat

Catherine Bach is the real Daisy Duke.  Just saying.

Dangle_My_Berries
Dangle_My_Berries

the odd thing is that everyone is so quick to point out this loss in terms of our previously poor puck possession game, when in reality, we lost this game off a fluke tip and even more fluke botched icing that wouldn't even have been considered a shot on goal. Not trying to justify our play, but I dont believe a lack of puck possession or a poor forecheck was the reason we lost tonight.

Dangle_My_Berries
Dangle_My_Berries

good news, Carlyle says that "the feeling right now is that Reimer will be able to practice"

LeafsForLife
LeafsForLife

Ugh Scabs and Turds both scored. I think i threw up in my mouth.

Loric76
Loric76

anybody else having trouble pasting tweets?

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

Riemer might have twisted his neck according to Carlyle

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

First thing this morning I was commenting that we weren't playing with the same speed as last year or physical play.   Orr had just over 3 minutes of icetime.  Should we even bother bringing out the 4th line for the last 2 periods?

LeafsForLife
LeafsForLife

Some good news is that Columbus has come back from 3-0 and tied their game up with the habnots.

And NJ is losing 3-2 from trailing 3-0.

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

38 SOG for Carolina..... Jesus H Christ 

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

So did  the Leafs find out between 2nd and 3rd periods that Reimer would be out an extended period of time and had an emotional let down??

DJBrianBurke
DJBrianBurke

Leafs need to win faceoffs, I know this is a recording, but they lost at least 8 straight starting at the Kardi penalty. Not sure they won more than 5 in the 3rd. They need to seriously work on that. It's beyond frustrating.

Loric76
Loric76

Just finished watching the end of the game on the PVR...so are we trading Bernier yet?  How many have started cliff diving?


What a stupid stupid rule, and no review of it either.  Bernier shouldn't have assumed, but still fucking awful reffing once again.

juliesucks
juliesucks

One thing about the Leafs is they haven't been physical at all this year.

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

Not that we "deserve it" but a point was taken from us tonite by the officials.

Loric76
Loric76

@Burtonboy Carlyle also says he thinks Reimer will be able to practice tomorrow

GreekGod
GreekGod

@wiski 

You mean the Refs are finally going to wake up and start calling the game right? I highly doubt it...

NotInsane
NotInsane

@DJBrianBurke 

I think this is a flaw in the personnel ... they've been working on this for years

GreekGod
GreekGod

@Loric76 

From Bernier's point of view he sees a ref with his hand up and replay clearly shows that Rielly would have touched the puck first. So he thought it would have been called an icing. 
I agree. the Refs always find ways to make it harder on the Leafs

LeafsForLife
LeafsForLife

@Loric76 Reminded of me of 1993 game 6. Even had the meetings of officials and refs. Pathetic.

Loric76
Loric76

@juliesucks MacLaren, Fraser, & Clarkson out, no Komorov, and Orr's gun-shy after the Parros incident I think

newkb
newkb

Agree...they need to step it up...

DJBrianBurke
DJBrianBurke

@TheCanucksnaphook Remember as they alwasy say 'the calls work themselves out over the coarse of a season' but they cut that sentence off too short, it goes on the say 'because everyone plays the Leafs'.

Loric76
Loric76

@Burtonboy @Loric76 same.  I get an error the first time, then I get "you can't post the same message twice" but the post never shows up.  Bah Livefyre is as good as the refs tonight

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@-Keon- @Burtonboy I think they still have the word  "rush" ingrained into their heads from the RW era. There is not much sign of a puck possion game and its almost like they aren't interested in playing that game. I've been pretty pissed off with how the've played the last 3-4 games 

DJBrianBurke
DJBrianBurke

@-Keon- @juliesucks Can't have speed when you're always starting without the puck. Saturday will be brutal if they don't smarten up.

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

@GreekGod  You dont get to play that shit in the third period in the NHL with a two goal lead and expect points.  Simple as that to quote Greg Millen.

DJBrianBurke
DJBrianBurke

@rustynail @LeafsManiac @Loric76 Exactly, what's the point if there hasn't been even one race? They should make it the full no touch. They also need to get rid of the trapezoid, but that's for another day.

GreekGod
GreekGod

@LeafsManiac @GreekGod @TheCanucksnaphook 

Did you not see all the scoring chances the Leafs had and Ward was keeping his team in the game? Refs made a bad call on Kadri in the third and that's what got the Canes going. Simple as that. 

GreekGod
GreekGod

@TheCanucksnaphook @GreekGod 

Guess you missed the parts where Ward had to stand on his head to keep the canes in the game. Teams don't play perfect for the full 60 minutes. Don't understand how anybody would expect that. What started the Canes comeback was the terrible tripping call on Kadri.