Shark Club Game Day: Game #66, Maple Leafs at Ducks

Shark Club Game Day: Game #66, Maple Leafs at Ducks

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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.

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Bring the Cup Home
Bring the Cup Home

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! 

Black_Hawk
Black_Hawk

Lets keep it going boys, gotta finish strong to make the show 

DJBrianBurke
DJBrianBurke

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.

Black_Hawk
Black_Hawk

BOZIE IS THE MAN............. and so is kessel 

FloorHockeyFlopper
FloorHockeyFlopper

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

Leafbites
Leafbites

Still savoring that win. Solid effort right through the line up...these guys must actually like that old shoe, Carlyle. 

17Forever
17Forever

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 !!

Bruffins
Bruffins

was that a 60 minute effort you fuckers?

Leafs rule
Leafs rule

Yea Leafs with 78 pts and 3 straight wins ,Leafs rule again

Bruffins
Bruffins

Gleason-Phaneuf, Gunnar-Ranger = not bad for PK pairings

Yan28
Yan28

We'll beat the Kings, we came close to it last time.

17Forever
17Forever

@Leafbites  And why not ? Right ? I mean he does let them play a fun style of Hockey !!

17Forever
17Forever

@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.


Bruffins
Bruffins

@MikeGartner11  

if they are going to keep the shootout I like them keeping the ROW stat. Shootout should be worth less

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@17Forever  Would not have scored that goal if they had called the high stick on Phil just before that 

17Forever
17Forever

@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.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

@Belfour20  In my mind they're still ties, and the other team gets a point for a practice drill win.

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

dude we won that game from the get go

Bruffins
Bruffins

@Belfour20  

what does that last word in your statement mean? Haven't seen it in a while, I think i forget

Bruffins
Bruffins

@Belfour20  

sounds like I'm watching some Vancouver and Ottawa highlights to top off this perfect hockey night

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

@Jmessih  Ashton will get his time. Numbers game has been a little more intense this season because the cap went down.

Leafs rule
Leafs rule

@Bruffins and nobody is pushin us around with gleason waiting for his turn either

17Forever
17Forever

@MikeGartner11 @17Forever @Belfour20  Not by NHL.com's standards but I agree fully.

This team has finally woke up and started building for the now and future at the same time.

Love the direction of the Leafs.

17Forever
17Forever

@MikeGartner11 @17Forever  Exactly. Its only a tie after the 5 minute overtime is over and the score is still even. Then it becomes a 3 point game after the shoot out. Still have Parody but a team should be awarded for winning in overtime more so IMO then winning in a shootout. 

Bruffins
Bruffins

@Belfour20 @Bruffins  

haha I know. Don't think a team in the league can outplay Anaheim when they are down by 2/3. That was a phenomenal team and we just took it to them on their home ice. Fuck Im pumped right now


they were also getting away with murder in the third