Maple Leafs 5, Predators 4.

I’m not exactly sure which hockey game I watched. Seriously. That sure as hell wasn’t the team I was used to seeing. Okay, I’ll admit it. When we were down 3 nothing near the end of the first, particularly after Nashville had scored two ten seconds apart, I kind of got that “we’ve already been there” feeling. Hell, I had that feeling even after we ended the period down 3 1. Then 4 1 in the second. But what the royal fuck happened? Did the old team leave and call in replacements? Since when do we walk away with goals on the power play? Most noteably, 4 unanswered ones? And no third period implosion–even after Giguere left the ice with some kind of groin thing going on? Since when? No, seriously. I wanna know. I also want good things like this to keep happening–but I know better than to ask for such things. But, hey, if it could possibly be that we were that good rather than they sucked that bad, I’ll take it. Hell, it’s a couple points we didn’t have two days ago–I’ll take it anyway. But I’ll keep my dilusions, thanks.

Related: Why the hell is it every time we play like we might actually want to give not collapsing in on ourselves a try, one of us gets banged up? I swear it’s an NHL conspiracy.

  • Wins: 6
  • Losses: 11
  • Shootout Wins: 0
  • Shootout Losses: 2
  • Points: 15
  1. I almost gave up last night after the giveaway that lead to the 4th goal they gave up. Seriously, that was brutal. I’m glad I stuck around. And I don’t want to put down the Leafs effort last night because they did play better, but it looked like no matter what, Nashville had decided they were losing. What a careless game they played. I can’t remember the last time I saw a team that wasn’t the Leafs draw so many dumb penalties and have it go so horribly wrong. Let’s just hope that whatever momentum they got out of this win can keep building.

    1. Opinion time. Should we have won that game?

  2. If the first period and the beginning of the second counts then almost certainly not, but take that out and I’d have to say probably yes, if for no other reason than the competition was so ungodly bad.

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