Preview and GDT: Panthers at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Leafs TV)

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An interesting picture (that's Smithson in the Panthers jersey).

There is talk Jonathan Bernier will start tonight, which doesn’t make any sense.

It would be five starts out of six for Bernier and in a back to back to boot – note: Bernier was also officially credited with the St. Louis loss – meaning Bernier would be the first of the two to get an extended run of starts for no reason related to actual performance.

Bernier has been below .900 in 7 of his last 10 games. Reimer won his last full game in a shootout after facing 50 shots against Ottawa. SItting him out in a back to back would be a slap in the face. Not sure if it’s related to the St. Louis loss, but the Leafs getting ran over in the first period and leaving players wide open in the slot all period would seem to excuse the goalie from any fault.

We’ll see who is in the net come game time before jumping to further conclusions.

The Panthers are not a push over as they were earlier in the season. They’re rested and have been waiting in Toronto. They’re winners of 5 of their last 6. Starter Scott Clemmensen has been solid in his last two games – wins over Montreal and Washington. Brad Boyes and Jimmy Hayes will each be good for a goal.

Jerry D’Amigo is unlikely to play, but we won’t know who will play in his place until game time. Same deal for any changes on the blueline (even though there shouldn’t be).

The Leafs need this one.

  • wiski

    Everyone give up already 😉

  • Jmessih

    I watched the skate in the morning and it was brought up in certain places, Reimer took very, very few shots. I said it then, and I’ll say it now. I think Reimer starts

  • Burtonboy

    Not at all confident we win this one. Just hope for the best

  • wiski

    Jmessih Randy keeps having flashbacks of Reims dropping his stick.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Jmessih I think he might still, too

  • BPsotka

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa7q4v_yPuM Lets go Leafs! Chase Thomas and give Reims another win!

  • Cameron19

    I enjoyed both of Kerry Fraser’s articles today. Very much on the money. The one about D’Amigo especially, but also the commentary on Smith’s running of Luongo – should have been treated the same as Kadri, possibly worse.

  • reenergized

    5 -1 leafs, Clarkson with 2 and the only Panther goal deflects in off Dion to give him a three game own goal streak … :)

  • reenergized

    where is everybody? ? ? it’s only 1 hour 15 minutes to game day and there is nobody around ….

  • JR from Halifax

    What’s the word fellas?

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Cameron19 Glad to see the heat I took for writing that the same thing Kadri did will go unpunished elsewhere was justified.

  • wiski

    reenergized Same with twitter, quiet for a game day, everyone must be eating din din

  • BPsotka

    wiski reenergized Finals

  • BPsotka

    JR from Halifax Fuck these guys, eh?

  • Conski

    anyone else have a bad feeling about this one. premonitions of melish running at that mg-42 (movie reference anyone)?

  • Jmessih

    BPsotka wiski reenergized I have finals been here all day, took an off day lol

  • Jmessih

    BPsotka JR from Halifax That will never get old

  • BPsotka

    Jmessih BPsotka wiski reenergized lol same but maybe others have better self-discipline than us 😛

  • Alec Brownscombe

    I think the real time isn’t working. Just a sec

  • BPsotka

    Jmessih BPsotka JR from Halifax I actually love it. It might be my favourite line from anywhere.

  • dontcallmeshirley

    4-1 leafs 2-4 on pp 3-3 on pk, no fights, shots 33-18 for the good guys. gunner, franson, Mcl and JVR

  • BPsotka

    dontcallmeshirley Bold.

  • dontcallmeshirley

    This is a gut check time for the leafs! First must win game of the year, lol.

  • Doorman

    dontcallmeshirley  5-0 Leafs!!!  Shirley!!!  Lol

  • Jmessih

    BPsotka Jmessih wiski reenergized You mean they are stupid lol. We set our priorities correctly.

  • Jmessih

    Doorman dontcallmeshirley Ready for me to pull an unset win vs you in pool this week? I’m trying to jump into 4th here.

  • dontcallmeshirley

    Doorman dontcallmeshirley Actually, the leafs the due for a SO, so 5-0 it is! I’ll go out on a limb and say clarkson!

  • Doorman

    Jmessih Doorman dontcallmeshirley You Must be a leaf fan!!!  All Hope and No Substance!!!  Lol

  • Jmessih

    Doorman Jmessih dontcallmeshirley Watch out man, I’m gonna have you on lockdown!! lol

  • wiski

    Alec Brownscombe not here

  • wiski

    dontcallmeshirley We’ve already had 3 😉

  • wendelsway1

    Evening  Gents…..I’m going with a big Leafs win in regulation….we seem to win the games people are not confident they’ll show up for…..we were supposed to win last night…we didn’t….tonight’s the night!…GO LEAFS GO!!!

  • wiski

    wendelsway1 How the fuck did the turds beat St Louis is what I want to know

  • bermudaboy

    Shirley you jest! Leafs win 6-1…

  • Cameron19

    Alec Brownscombe Cameron19 Actually, it was rewarded with a goal. And someone on here yelled at me and called me an idiot for pointing out that it was similar.

  • Leafs rule

    wiskiwendelsway1re turds ,was just shit lucky

  • Jmessih

    wiski wendelsway1 A buddy of mine scored the OT winner, I had a few classes with Cody Ceci, cool guy, really down to earth. Now he is the enemy tho.

  • wiski

    Jmessih wiski wendelsway1 Was that you with the C on your chest at the game 😉

  • Reether

    Any word on the starting lineup?

  • wiski

    Alec Brownscombe working now Alec

  • happy_gilmour

    Reether Just that it’ll be good enough to beat the Panthers… I know they are playing well of late but the Leafs are going to hit their stride tonight and starting a win streak until the end of December :)

  • Jmessih

    Great reaction by the Kidhttps://twitter.com/MapleLeafshttps://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/413082746131451904
    This is EXACTLY what the https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SEAofBLUE&src=hash is all about: Jakob’s 7th Birthday Big Surprise: http://t.co/8vaT3C5Xwk https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TMLtalk&src=hashhttps://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/413082746131451904

  • Reether

    happy_gilmour Reether I like the way you think!

  • Jmessih

    wiski Jmessih wendelsway1 Lmfao. How did you guys know.

  • wendelsway1

    wiski wendelsway1 I know, eh….those Pesky Sens…..Pfffft!!….horseshoes, I tell  ya!

  • Alec Brownscombe

    wiski Alec Brownscombe cleared cache

  • wiski

    Jmessih wiski wendelsway1 Your a person of interest 😉

  • Leafs rule

    dontcallmeshirleyNo fights ? kadri says I dont think so lol

  • wiski

    Jmessih Lucky little fucker 😉

  • whalz

    have a bad feeling about tonight, hopefully it was just dinner….