GDT: Capitals at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

GDT: Capitals at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

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GO LEAFS GO.

Paul Ranger makes way for Mark Fraser on the back end. Carlyle with a sensible decision here to keep Rielly in the fold. Fraser moves to the right side to make it work.

Projected Lineup  
Left WingCenterRight Wing
JvRHollandKessel
LupulKadriClarkson
RaymondMcClementKulemin
McLarenSmithsonOrr
Left DefenseRight Defense
PhaneufGunnarsson
GardinerFranson
RiellyFraser
Ranger scratched
Starter: Reimer
Bernier

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642 comments
Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Caps D only have six goals this year.

deedrag
deedrag

Once again the leafs screw up a shutout for their goalie. The caps just kept shooting at Reims' glove hand. What was that 30 glove hand saves. So much for him having a weak glove hand. Great job by the grinder line and the shut down line. Once they start finishing off those plays again the 1st line will be super dangerous. Couple of weeks ago that line couldn't miss it seemed. I hope Randy does something to help Dion, he cost Reimer his shutout. He could've just stopped and made Ove crash into him. He always seems to back down at the most crucial moments. Reimers' body language on that play said, he thought Dion had him. Oh well hope they get it straightened out. Keys to the VIP tonight Reimer,Clarkson,JVR, and Rielly.

LargusMeans
LargusMeans

So fucking frustrated in those last 10 mins tonight.  How the hell do the refs let this shit continue to happen all the time.  Absolutely a check from behind and boarding on Lupul, has to be called, no question.  Nope.  Ovi butt ends/crosschecks Phaneuf, right in front of the ref, no call.  Lots of pressure, Franson gets the puck behind the net, tripped, causes a turn-over, ref right fucking there, no call yet again. Total asshat refing.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

I like how Clarkson hates letting go of the puck even if he's burried in a corner with 3 opposition players.

dave14keon1
dave14keon1

every damn game there is a French Canadian ref we get screwed.

darthNihilus
darthNihilus

I worry that Randy is gonna burn Dion out by the time we get to the plaoffs, anyone know what capt's ice time was tonight?

PepTalk
PepTalk

D looked better without Ranger out there tonight

astrit07
astrit07

man dion and gunar had the best game I seen them play in years and coach deserve lots of credit too but mam o man cant take this cbc crew anymore

odd man rush
odd man rush

You don't have clue to blame that on Dion  a bouncing puck a lucky shot by a great shooter open your eyes Dion could not have done anything to prevent that goal and he did a fantastic job on OV all night wake up !!!

DJBrianBurke
DJBrianBurke

@LargusMeans NHL doesn't give a crap about Leafs safety and are taking fighting out of the game, good times.

theacs1966
theacs1966

@Loric76 What a fucking stupid statement.  Of course he does, every goalie does.  He proved to me last year that he was a number one goalie in the NHL, I don't know what the Leafs are looking at, he does this all the time.  He is even better this year.  Reimer's Save% is up to .947.

loomx
loomx

@Loric76 Yep, if Reimer is fair he'll give Reimer the start on Monday.

djamon
djamon

@Loric76 He's still gonna be RFA...but now he'll have ARB rights.

DJBrianBurke
DJBrianBurke

@Loric76 @Shift_Disturber1 lmao, not happening. I would be a tad shocked if he leaves Montreal. I know they kind of dicked him around on the RFA signing, but the fans love him and I think he likes playing there. But we can all wish :)


Edit: and I hope you are right.

Zep2
Zep2

@Jay31 @darthNihilus For an OT game thats not bad  .

Healy  in one one of his more lucid moments pointed out that Rielly/ Gards on the PP gave Dion time to rest.

Ive said since last year that 1st PP should be Gards/Franson  . One benefit would be a bit more rest for Dion.

theacs1966
theacs1966

@Zep2 @theacs1966 @astrit07 Yep.  He showed the highlights of Grabo before the 2nd ended and used that as evidence that the buyout was justified.  What a piece of shit he is.  You can argue that it was smart to buy him out, but that video didn't show anything.  It was a pitiful display of snobbery on Healy's part.  Why does he care, he's supposed to be in the media not the Leafs PR.