Game Review: Game #79, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs Winnipeg Jets 4

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This game was a fitting end to the Maple Leafs’ playoff chase,
and a fitting final home game in the Randy Carlyle era.

15 shots after 40 minutes in a do or die game. 41 shots against by the end. The team looking utterly clueless as to how to get out of its own end (one shift rivalled the 1:30 shift in their own end in Boston back in November, leading to the Jets powerplay and game winning goal). All sorts of inexplicable stuff going on in the ice time distribution (Also, the team was playing with 11 forwards despite having 3 – Bolland, Lupul and Clarkson – forwards playing through injury. How was the view from the press box, Jerry?).

There was a striking lack of urgency and desperation in the third period before Dave Bolland’s turnover led to the backbreaking goal.

We all wanted this team to keep it interesting and push for that wildcard spot, but the team is getting exactly what it deserves. Ball’s in your court, Nonis and Leiweke.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets Fenwick chart for 2014-04-05 Jets 4 at Maple Leafs 2 EV fenwick chart for 2014-04-05 Jets 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets Boxscore

James Reimer (12-14-1)L41370.90257:15:00
Troy Bodie0011:11000003000
Dave Bolland009:15-100473101
Tyler Bozak0120:55-10017123100
David Clarkson0012:48020005110
Cody Franson0019:15010002110
Jake Gardiner0023:19020002014
Tim Gleason0014:18-200001110
Carl Gunnarsson0012:36-100004112
Nazem Kadri1019:250505110020
Phil Kessel1021:30-140001000
Nikolai Kulemin0014:41-112005020
Joffrey Lupul0012:07-130000012
Jay McClement0014:11-100922021
Dion Phaneuf0018:48-220003412
Paul Ranger0017:58022004123
Mason Raymond0021:53010000100
Morgan Rielly0013:46110001010
James van Riemsdyk0122:21010003100


Ondrej Pavelec (22-26-7)W25230.9260:00:00
Dustin Byfuglien0011:04030001030
Tobias Enstrom1020:36024100000
Michael Frolik0217:33240002020
Matt Halischuk0015:07022001200
Olli Jokinen1018:101406103000
Andrew Ladd0219:38210014000
Bryan Little1020:1412012130010
Eric O'Dell0113:09100352100
Adam Pardy0016:08110001111
Anthony Peluso006:23-120002010
Paul Postma0020:36020003003
Zach Redmond0014:00120002000
Devin Setoguchi0013:02030002000
Jim Slater0012:34010962000
Mark Stuart0121:40142002300
Eric Tangradi009:18-100102000
Jacob Trouba1026:10:00140000423
Blake Wheeler0217:53140002110
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets Boxscore
  • shafted

    So do we go with a veteran coach or look for a fresh face?

  • Tim Horton

    Trade for Evander Kane?

  • 4evrblue

    Tim Horton I like him

  • Zep2

    shafted   Unless Trotz or Babcock is available, Spott. He won’t be expected to perform miracles and is used to playing young players

  • Zep2

    Tim Horton  I called Kadri /Reimer the other nite, but hopefully Lupul / Riemer would get him

  • shafted

    Zep2 shafted  Spott might be a good choice, already knows the young guys as well

  • Bruce Gamble

    Tim Horton  Kane is hated by everyone in Winnipeg. His team mates, coaches, the media, the fans. I don’t want this guy on our team

  • mikeshaver

    Tim Horton  ewwww no

  • Yan28

    Kadri will never be a Kane, Kane has the same flash and skill but isn’t a pussy.

  • DeclanK

    shafted Zep2  Jesus guys, he’s not even way his first year in the AHL. You do that in Florida, not Toronto.