GDT: Maple Leafs at Penguins (7:30 p.m., TSN)

GDT: Maple Leafs at Penguins (7:30 p.m., TSN)

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Come on Leafs. Time for a redeeming effort.

Maple Leaf Hangout Ep.#18

Projected Lineup
 
 
Left WingCenterRight Wing
JvRBozakKessel
RaymondKadriClarkson
McClementHollandKulemin
McLarenSmithsonOrr
Left DefenseRight Defense
PhaneufGunnarsson
FraserFranson
RiellyRanger
Gardiner scratched
Goalies
Starter: Bernier
Reimer

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1483 comments
theacs1966
theacs1966

There's a Leaf goalie with a .947 save %

DJBrianBurke
DJBrianBurke

Leafs physically took over the game by the end of the 2nd period and then the calls happened. Interesting. Wish we had the same refs that Boston has.

Dangle_My_Berries
Dangle_My_Berries

no shots on goal tonight except smithson fired one on net in the 3rd, but it doesn't fit the narrative, so we won't add that one 

DJBrianBurke
DJBrianBurke

@wiski He has to see a dentist for grinding his teeth to hard for all the calls and non-calls on infractions against him.

DJBrianBurke
DJBrianBurke

@wiski LMAO Reminds me of Lindy Ruff crying until the ref took the penalty away some years ago.

DJBrianBurke
DJBrianBurke

@Burtonboy Awesome....

Edit: What could say that would have made sense? They went against the rule book.

theacs1966
theacs1966

Ooops.  That should say: There's an ex Leaf goalie with .947 save %.  Ben Scrivens.   

GreekGod
GreekGod

@theacs1966 

Dude it was a rough night for all of us... we don't need shit like this right now. 

DJBrianBurke
DJBrianBurke

@GreekGod @theacs1966 @reenergized @loomx Yes, why it is so hard for people to accept that.

How many PP goals did the Pens get? That Malkin "goal?" Now tell me the refs didn't have an effect. It's pretty simple.

Flip the coin around and tell me the no one would have said the Leafs were blessed. That Malkin "goal" would force the NHL to make sure the play could be reviewed because it was the Leafs. Remember Orr's goalie interference in Florida? The NHL and MSM went nuts after that.

GreekGod
GreekGod

@loomx @GreekGod @theacs1966 @reenergized 

Yup... Boston was there this year already. 1 shot in a period. It's funny that you say that the best team in the league can over come these things. Yet Boston had an epic collapse when it mattered the most (winning the cup) and if you go and talk to any Boston fan they will tell you that they've been winning games this year the same way the Leafs were. Not deserving but finding ways to win. 

GreekGod
GreekGod

@theacs1966 @GreekGod @reenergized @loomx 

I want the team to win too. I'm not making any excuses for there performance in the third period. But you can't sit there and say that the refs didn't have an effect on the game... and in favour of the Pens. Had they called a fair game, which isn't asking for much. I think you would of seen a much different score.

loomx
loomx

@GreekGod @loomx @theacs1966 @reenergized Of course it was bad. You know what else is bad? A team that doesn't shoot in 25 minutes and gets in deep depression when faced with a moderate amount of adversity.

GreekGod
GreekGod

@loomx @GreekGod @theacs1966 @reenergized 

It wasn't just us Leaf fans commenting about the refs. It was the media as well. And when that happens... you know it was bad. I'm not making any excuses for the Leafs not having any shots on goal in the third period but you can't sit there and say that the refs didn't change the momentum of the game to help the Pens. 

loomx
loomx

@GreekGod @loomx @reenergized Let's see. Won a cup in the last 46 years? check. Consistently one of the best teams in the league? check. Yeah, I'd be okay with one meltdown. Leafs do it consistently.

DJBrianBurke
DJBrianBurke

@loomx @reenergized Worst excuse ever. That was a horrible loss, worst of the entire playoffs, perhaps one in recent playoff history, they had the game.

theacs1966
theacs1966

@GreekGod @theacs1966 @reenergized @loomx I'm not kicking us.  I'm kicking you!  Fucking whiners who cry about the refs.  I didn't think the refs were good either.  But you can't shit the bed the way the Leafs have the last 2 games.  I don't want to see it, I want them to win, they won't if they keep playing like this, no matter who is reffing the game.  You really think the refs are out to get us?

GreekGod
GreekGod

@loomx @reenergized 

Hahahahaha... That's your excuse? A team is so close to winning the cup and loses it in the dying minutes of the game and you think there fans are okay with that? 

loomx
loomx

@GreekGod @theacs1966 @reenergized @loomx Right, all I should be doing is wear my blue and white goggles and blame the refs any time something goes wrong. You realize this is the go-to Habs fan excuse right? Stop being so passive after 46 years of losing.

loomx
loomx

@reenergized @loomx Boston already won a cup and made it past 3 rounds. I'm sure their fans will excuse that. 

theacs1966
theacs1966

@reenergized @loomx Fuck off is not a good rebuttal.  I'm a Leafs fan.  you think I want to see this shit?  Give you're fucking head a shake.

Dangle_My_Berries
Dangle_My_Berries

@loomx @reenergized ya, bad teams are able to score 5 goals in a game against the penguins....ya, if you don't think the team is a good team...then why are you here? shouldn't you be jumping on the Oilers who are doing things "the right way"

theacs1966
theacs1966

@reenergized @loomx IF we got some shots on goal in the 3rd, we might have scored one more goal.  Then we would have one.

loomx
loomx

@reenergized @loomx I hope you realize good teams can defend 3 goal leads. AND 5 on 3s. Good teams push through adversity and get shots on goal. But hey, keep up with the denial and tell yourself this is a good team.

theacs1966
theacs1966

@reenergized @loomx Since we got one point, the most they could have cost us is one point.  Regardless of the refs, you won't score many goals if you get no or one shot on net.

loomx
loomx

@Dangle_My_Berries @loomx Nope just being realistic. But hey, if adding that one shot makes ya feel good then you can say it counted. REJOICE! We had a shot.