KULEMIN with the game winner, and that’s all folks!!! Leafs win 4-3 in a thrilling overtime victory!
Now, wasn’t that an appropriate Torontosaurus Rex?!
That was the Leafs first OT victory of the season. (1-9)
It feels like a spring day, almost like a playoff date.
This isn’t a playoff game by any stretch .. There are some interesting scenarios playing out even before puck drop.
Here’s the game thread … you can also follow along on Twitter, @KatsHockey
This is the first game At home for newest Leaf, Luca Caputi (Now with his first goal as a Leaf!!).
This is the first game after the devastating hit my Matt Cooke taking out Savard.
This is the first game At home that will not feature Alex Ponikarovsky as a Leaf.
This is the first game in which Phil Kessel scores his first point as a Leaf against his former club (maybe) … (Yes! After a change in scoring on the second goal, he got his first assist versus his old team)
The Leafs have given up powerplay markers in consecutive games after going five games without letting in a power play goal.
Despite being one season removed from having won the Vezina Trophy this is the second consecutive start for Tim Thomas I the last games.
And the Puck has dropped .. I’ll be refreshing about every 10-15 minutes
Look, I’m not saying I’m a good luck charm, but I attend the game in the press box and a whole lot of good happens .. Caputi’s first as a Bud, Kessel registering his first assist .. Just call me lucky Kats.
End of Regulation 3-3
The Leafs are 0-9 in OT and 2-3 in shootouts
Lucic fires one off the post less than 2 minutes into the third.
Boston goes ahead 3-2 on a goal by former Olympian, Patrice Bergeron, his 13th. Assists to Recchi and Sturm (3:07)
Caputi comes so close to tying the score shortly after the Bergeron marker.
They announced attendance as 19,499 .. needing just 1 more for 500…
Luca Caputi scores his first ever goal as a member of the Toronto Maple Leaf! Score tied at 3-3 …
Official Scoring line for the Newest Leafs first:
Caputi (2) (Stalberg, Schenn)
Amazing how a hitter like Dion Phaneuf can ignite his teammates — nice hit Gunnarsson
A lot of confidence exuding from Caputi … that little dangle at the blueline cost an offside ..
Anyone else notice the sign by the Leafs bench changed to JB GOODHUE Boot Co. in the 3rd period? hmm….
Grabovski didn’t learn from the skirmish in Vancouver and starts the rough stuff .. the good thing, his wrist is better!
Dennis Beyak is on my left and animated! Andry Frost is on my right, loud and a nice guy!!!
The Leafs get an extra time point as they head to Overtime with the Bruins tied at 3-3.
Three minutes in without a whistle
You could hear that dull THUD from a save from Gustavsson.
Great toe save by The Monster! (Am I wrong about him? Maybe … it’s been known to happen, but not very often).
13:00 minutes left in the 2nd — no sighting (a la Seymour Skinner)
10:34 into the second period, Wayne Primeau ties the game at 1-1!
Jeff Finger 12:01 for holding. Here comes that vaunted Leafs PK
Luke Schenn’s delay of game penalty (13:36) proves costly as the Bruins take a 2-1 lead on a goal by Marco Sturm, his 20th on the PP (assists — Recchi, Wideman)
Big miss by Beauchemin in front of the Boston net.
2:20 left in the 2nd … it may not seem like it, but this doesn’t have a 2-1 Boston feel from here … and it won’t any longer as Carl Gunnarsson ties it up!
Scored at 18:40 of the second. Official scoring play is:
Gunnarsson 2 (Kulemin, Phaneuf)
Tied at 2’s after 2.
(2:47) Boston on the board first, Mark Recchi, (Dennis Seidenberg, Marco Sturm)
4:23 in – Bos Wheeler (hooking) …
Leafs PP – 33/42/81
5:33 Mark Stuart (Tripping) — Leafs PP 0-1
4:20 of the first period question (in honor of ex-Edge DJ, Barry Taylor) — Would you rather have Gustavsson start more games than JS Giguere the rest of the way?
16:14 – Milan Lucic (hooking) — Leafs are now 0-3 on the PP.
END of the First Period — score is 1-0 Boston…