Shark Club Game Day: Game #79, Jets at Maple Leafs

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A window of opportunity is open just a crack after last night’s last-second loss by Columbus.

Now the Leafs have to do their part. A win by the Leafs here and the Blue Jackets will start feeling the pressure.

With Bernier out for the rest of the regular season, James Reimer has his chance to quickly erase memories of the five-game losing streak that came to define a tumultuous season of tough treatment and underperformance. Hopefully, the Leafs give him a fighting chance unlike a couple of those games during his five-game losing streak. This would be a great story if Reimer can seize this opportunity in the next four games.

Joffrey Lupul will be a game time decision with a lower body injury. One imagines Randy Carlyle sticks by 11 forwards/7 defencemen with Paul Ranger on the backend after his goal and stellar defensive play on Thursday versus the Bruins.

It’s or die on HNIC for the final home game of the season.

 

No Evander Kane for the Jets (healthy’d).

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  • Jordan29

    Pretty sure they said the idiot Kane will sit. Dunno yet though

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Clarkson going to draw against Big Buff tonight? Pretty sure Bryan Little can knock over Clarkson

  • Jordan29

    ingy56  big game from he and bolland tonight…….if bolland plays

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Jordan29 ingy56  He is playing.  And oyu are correct, big game from them both.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Jordan29 ingy56  I just hope it’s a game with minimum stress. Love to see them just win a laugher…not for them, for us.

  • Jordan29

    ingy56 Jordan29  no way, that will take away the intensity and likely be murdered the last 3 games. Need a hard fought win with Reimer being baby jesus on roids

  • peterbleafs

    Arent we missing more players tonight?  Bernier, Lupul and maybe Bolland?

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Jordan29 ingy56  LOL, Just need a deep breath….

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    peterbleafs  Nope. Bernier.  That is all.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    peterbleafs  I’m guessing Bolland plays, hopefully we see more of Kadri though.