I would just like to state for the record, the Thrashers shall officially be renamed, as of now, to the Thrashees. Also: when one line is responsible for the majority of your scoring, and the majority of your schooring translates to approximately 66%, you know you’re doing something right–at least with that one line. Now if we can just have the other three start in that direction.
I watched this game. I have no idea why. It hurt. We had a lead, then we sold it for a cup of coffee. Or a knock in the head, whichever. I also need to stop not blogging these games reasonably quickly. But, you’ll have that.
I’m not sure what was more entertaining. That we actually won, convincingly, or that we did it against those bastards from Ottawa. *In* Ottawa. I’m gonna say nearer to both. And for a change, I actually managed to stomach the CBC website long enough to pull up the game replay. You may find me bitching slightly less about that network now. Slightly. And hey look, the suck factor’s a little less disgusting over there. Still nowhere near the playoffs, but I can accept this.
Welcome to 1 step forward, 3 steps back. We played the hell out of that game yesterday. We even walked away with a lead or two. Of course, then we had to play the third period. Yeah, we played. Or rather, pretended to. And we uh, fell over. Yeah, it hurt. Now where’d we put .500 again?
Not entirely too terrible for the morning after. But not really. We actually sort of played semi-decently. Except for that part where we didn’t quite perfect this whole scoring first thing. Four times in the game, they nabbed a lead by a goal. Three of them, we sort of staggered our way back to tie it up. Then well, we missed, they didn’t, game over.
Prediction: Playoff run? Yeah, call it over. Right now. When’s baseball again?
Someone thought it’d be wicked fun to have a hockey game while I was over at the parentals’. Someone thought it’d be hillarious to do so and have it broadcast solely on LeafsTV. End result? I missed an ass kicking. Now, if only we could do this kinda thing more consistently. Oh, and, yeah. thanks for the final update, Shane. Now if I could just track down a replay. Oh nevermind. I’m lazy.
I have no problem admitting I slept through this game. I do, however, have a huge problem admitting I didn’t sleep through the replay. We were tied at 1 after the first period. Okay, I can tolerate that–it’s the second period I’d like to dispute. After what Steve not so affectionately termed the 57 seconds of doom, we were down 4 1. And might as well have stayed there. we traded goals in the third, and promptly didn’t do anything else. Well, except suck–but that’s expected. There’s a reason we’re hanging around the eastern conference basement, kids. And for a change, it’s not questionable goaltending.
Okay, that was nifty. And fun. And all manner of awesome. And hey look, we didn’t suck. Well okay, apparently my math skills suck–hi, missing point since December 2nd or so, nice to see you. But the game? Awesome in a box. Not nearly enough to catch up to those bastards from Montreal, but hey, I don’t expect miracles. Just a team that can play. And Tuesday night, well, uh, we could play. Tonight? Already, I’m praying.
Related: The next time I neglect to track an OT point, can someone please kindly clue me in? It should not take me two weeks to track that kinda thing down. Hello, math related failure. I knew there was a reason I cringed and ran away from it in highschool.
Go figure. I sleep through this game, and we pick that time to summarily flip off those bastards from Montreal. Thank the gods for replays. And for two points. And for regulation wins. And for booze, which by playoff day I’ll probably need. Go Leafs go!
I’ve fallen deathly in love with a team seemingly incapable of actually producing consistent victories. I acknowledge this almost daily. And yet, on hockey night, almost without exception, anyone who knows me knows exactly where to find me. I’ve been called sadistic, desperate, and just plain foolish–all of which are probably true. But, I’m a Leafs fan. And for at least 5 years, my favourite team sucks. Once again, I’ll acknowledge it. Once again, I’ll curse at it. And once again, on game night, I’ll be plunked down in front of the TV with something caffinated. They’re my team. And right now, my team sucks. Have a sad, but true, video related to this post. Yes, it’s a pro-Ottawa video. But realisticly, barring amiracle, they might just finish ahead of us in the standings–yet again, so it applies. Besides, it’s the only “Leafs suck” video I could come across. Readers of the RSS variety, and potentially those of you reading on LJ, may have to click over to the actual site to see the video. Sorry.
Sometimes, I swear, this team bares the closest resemblence to a horrible car accident. You want to turn away, but you just can’t. At all. I accidentally managed–no, not for the first time–to sleep through last night’s game, and judging by the recaps I’ve been able to get my paws on, that was probably a smart move. I’m afraid to ask if we even tried last night. so I’ll just not. Here, have one of these.
Okay, that was good. Yeah, the second period nearly put me to sleep, but that was gold. They came up 3 1 going into the second half of the game, we kind of fell over for part of it, and yeah, it was the caffeine that kept me awake at that point–kind of like this morning, but that’s for other reasons to be explained in detail later, but well, four goals to close it out didn’t hurt our case any. Now, let’s see if perhaps we can do some of that winning more than 2 games consecutively for a change. Say, will we make headlines on the Ottawa stations if we win 3?
Oops. I seem to have completely spaced out during the shootout of this game. And promptly didn’t acknowledge that that was exactly where we found our win from. Oh well, a point’s a point. And hey look, .500 in the shootout! At least we’re even in one category.
Awesome 1: I actually watched this entire game, in my own apartment, with pizza and coke. Awesome 2: I subsequently got to watch them actually play for a change rather than just kind of flop around like they don’t have a clue. Awesome 3: Two points, and a shootout victory. Booya. Now then. Where’s my cellebratory vodka?
Ladies and gentlemen, the team that is ours has apparently gotten lost enroute the Air Canada Center. They therefore were unable to make it to last night’s game–thus explaining the stomping. At least, explaining it slightly better than just saying we sat there like idiots while Edmonton walked in and pasted the net. I turned it off after we switched goalies. I turned it back on for a bit of the third, they hadn’t gotten any better. It stayed off. Folks, I’m beginning not to like my favourite team.
Was there a recently added law to that list Murphy keeps hold of that escentially says if you play well, you’ll lose in interestingly messed up fashion, and if you absolutely suck, you’ll somehow manage to win? I have to know. Because with the exception of a couple really, really stupid plays, we honestly should have nailed that one. Like for reals. And of course, those bastards from Montreal pulled off another win at the same goddamn time. Figures. I’m going back to baseball. Or at least vodka.
I will accept suckyness during a back to back. I will even accept suckyness on the front end of a back to back. But this much suckyness on this particular set of back to back games? Really? Can anyone tell me where the team ran off to? I’m pretty sure they got lost on their way to Ottawa on Saturday. All except the goalie, who eventually shoed up–just late. I’d like to buy a hockey team, please.
I’d just like to state for the record that last night’s game was probably the worst game I’ve seen. And I didn’t even see all of the first period–wherein we promptly imploded and gave up two goals. All told, before 20 minutes was up, we’d managed 5 shots to their 13 and nothing goal-wise to their 2. Not a very good way to start the game. Can we have that back, pretty please?
Now that’s how we’re supposed to do it. Latch onto a lead, then run like holy hell’s on your ass. Because if you’re the Toronto Maple Leafs, it probably is. Hey look, we’ve scored more goals in the last 3 games than we have the rest of the month–yes, even if those bastards from Montreal ruined us on Saturday. Now, let’s see. Can we make headlines by winning 3? Related: we’re not that far out of the playoffs anymore! Go us! Yes, I know, I’m far too easy to please.
Okay, I can’t find any other way to say it. We played the hell out of that game. We really did. Just once again, we forgot where the back of the net was. Bright side: I now know why we made headlines for winning two in a row. Not that it helps, but can’t have everything. Now, can someone go arange to have some of those bastards from Montreal miss a game or two? Please?
For the first time this season, I missed the game not because I slept through it/forgot it was on, but because they saw fit to air it on a channel we don’t get over at the parents’ place. And, because they generally frown on me hiding out in the basement all evening, I didn’t see fit to stick around down there to stream it. Too bad, really, seeing as I hear I missed a good one. Including at least one more powerplay goal from the department of nonexistent powerplay goals. Nifty. Couple more like that and we’ll bt almost back to .500.
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.