The Leafs are looking to redeem a lame effort in Sunrise with a better showing in Tampa.
Jonathan Bernier will start for the Leafs, and the team in front of him owes him a better effort.
A couple of fast teams here, this game could be a track meet. That will suit the Leafs just fine.
Lineups courtesy of the great site Daily Faceoff:
Game Day Hangout:
Erik Erlendsson, a Tampa Bay Lightning beat writer for the Tampa Tribune, joins Michael and Michael to discuss the Stamkos/St.Louis substitution for Canada, tonight’s matchup, Bolland, and more.
MLHS Hangout Audio/Podcast version
Game recap thread is up. I thought everyone had already gone
Enjoyed watching the interviews with the dad's of Clarkson, Bolland and Gleason in the Leafs website.
So FML was the lone player in the 3:30 range? Wow, wonder what prompted the change. Orr a little banged up or not feeling well?
Nick Cotsonika @cotsonika
Snider: "Anybody that thinks that Claude Giroux doesn’t belong on the Canadian team, they don’t know anything about hockey."
I thought Gunnarson played a particularly good game. As well, I like playing 7 D. it allows for the ice time to be spread around a lot more among the DMan and gives Dion the odd shift off so he's ready for the harder ones. Besides its not like RC played his 4th line anyways.
@Tim Horton He's on something...
@Shift_Disturber1 FML left in the 1st period with an injury...
@Dangle_My_Berries A beauty for sure, but lucky as hell.
I know right. Thought Datsyuk was playing for the Leafs there for a second...
@tucker2corson that was a cheap shot thing to do for sure
@Bruffins I feel that even after a loss
Because Smithson sucks balls...
@Black_Hawk We played 7D. No Orr and Kulemin played C.
@Jmessih That's the way it should be. Always
@Jmessih Loved it. That's the kind of snarl we need from our backend. No one touches our tendys
@Pent_House I said last year before the Bolland trade that I'd like to see Kule turned into a 3rd line centre.
@rustynail Get em KILLER!
@rustynail Man Gleason is one scary piece of work
@rustynail I like Gleason
@Jay31 I think Giroux not showing up at the camp was a big no-no for the team Canada brass.
@Jay31 Snider many of your decisions have people thinking that about you
@Jay31 What the hell is Jeff Carter doing on the team?
@Jay31 He was in the conversation for best player in the world last season. Some curious decisions.
@Bruffins Exactly. and aside from a grenade Ranger threw onto one of the Tampa players sticks he had a solid game.