David Clarkson looks to be playing as he’s taken the warmups.
Jonathan Bernier starts for the Leafs. Frederik Andersen (15-3-0, .929SV%) goes for the Ducks, the Leafs’ first ever look at him.
We’ll know if it’s 7D/11F or 12F/6D come game time.
The Ducks are good, but the game is played on the ice not in the standings, right? Or something like that? GO LEAFS GO.
well well well. i just got home......from the game. honestly i was stoked to have tix but didn't think i'd see what i saw. solid effort all around. some thoughts after seeing them live for the first time this year:
- Kessel. Kessel Kessel Kessel. Okay, granted, Perry looks VERY good out there. But Phil Kessel simply has another gear over any other player on the ice. He is dangerous. That whole line is dangerous. Every time they're on the ice they could score.
- Ranger. I was his biggest critic earlier in the year so i'll gladly give him his due. Since the olympic break, he's been playing decent hockey. he looked good again tonight.
- Bernier. Nuff said. Solid as a rock and our playoff hopes rest on his french canadian shoulders. Love him.
- Team Identity. We were a pain in the ass to play against tonight, and i let the fans in Anaheim know it. Was easy to stand up and cheer when Gleason dropped the mitts, when Clarkson fought twice. Overall we looked like a pain in the ass to play against tonight. Playoff type win.
Great night. 2 big points to start the road trip. if we were able to sneak out a win the sharks, i'll shit myself.
I also have tix to Thursday night against the Kings. What a great week!
Just finished the game, tape delay if you will. Loved Gleason, Ranger and Phaneuf's play. Not much Phaneuf hate going on right now ;) And what else can be said about the top line.
What selective reffing it was tonight, Bernier should have had the shutout. Had to beat a great opponent and the refs. Makes all the sweeter.
Edit: Bernier was fantastic too. Have to have goaltending to beat good teams.
PERFECT BIRTHDAY PRESENT !!! 3-1 Leafs, now I'm not depressed about turning 45 !! Thank you leafs.
And Ranger making me eat crow again? First Bozie looks like a steal, now Ranger is showing a resurgence, what's next ? clarkson, Bolland and Lups earning the 13.8 they're taking from the cap? I guess I'm happily confused ?!? ... GLG
Still savoring that win. Solid effort right through the line up...these guys must actually like that old shoe, Carlyle.
I LOVE that we beat the Refs as well in the 3rd there. They really tried to give the Ducks every chance to get back in it.
That call on Gleason was weak considering that slashes Bozie took and the high stick on Lupul right in front of the back ref.
We Beat the Ducks and the Refs tonight I would say.
GREAT WIN !!
For a real good time, call http://forum.canucks.com/topic/358130-pgt-meltdowncollapse/page__st__210
Tonights game was good for so many reasons.
Bernier closes deal, Ranger shows promise that he may be on the verge of really adding a key component to our D, Clarkson had a good game too.
@Bring the Cup Home Great game to be at !! Jealous !! Team Win for sure.
@Black_Hawk Happy as all shit right now!
@Leafbites And why not ? Right ? I mean he does let them play a fun style of Hockey !!
@Belfour20 Nucks on suicide watch. LMFAoooooooooooooo
@MikeGartner11 If they don't get rid of the shootout, They should make it a 3 point game after a shootout win only. If you win in overtime it should count as a win and lose. No 3 points.
Thats what I would do.
@17Forever Would not have scored that goal if they had called the high stick on Phil just before that
@Bruffins Close real close. except for the 1st 5 minutes of the game and the last 5 in the 2nd. but ... The Ducks are a great team. They are going to get there chances.
@Belfour20 In my mind they're still ties, and the other team gets a point for a practice drill win.
@Jmessih Ashton will get his time. Numbers game has been a little more intense this season because the cap went down.
@Bruffins and nobody is pushin us around with gleason waiting for his turn either
@Belfour20 Is Gillis really going to last till the end of the season? :-)
@Belfour20 Isn't it glorious?
@Belfour20 enjoy the chow down