I think Randy is going to tell him straight up never to freeze the puck like that with 25 seconds left. he had time to clear it, he could have dropped it, but he froze it and wham.
No loser point.
Someone in the GDT said it best: it was like Ottawa had our playbook and we simply couldn't adjust to it. All the set plays didn't work, we weren't skating hard enough. I don't think that we underestimated them at all - But I don't think we were outworked EITHER. We tried as hard as we could.
In other news: holy crap, the officiating (Note: I am not blaming the officiating for the loss). but it was HORRENDOUS. 4 obviously missed calls. It might not have changed/affected the outcome but those kinds of calls severly need to be made. (especially because you know if it was the other way around....).
Oh well. we had a chance, we blew it, we're fully 6th now I believe. Dust off, and face Philly.
Two goals that were largely a result of horrible coverage by Gunnarsson. That guy needs to stay in the press box with Liles until one or both of them fix their compete level.
One of the reasons the Leafs have been better defensively this year is guys like Holzer and Kostka who battle for pucks and clear the crease. Even Kaberle used to clear the crease better than that pathetic effort from Gunnarsson. Brutal night for him.
Putting Gunnarsson and Kostka on the ice for the last play was certainly questionable. And why wasn't Bozak taking the draw?
yep, stupid, stupid, stupid... so much had to go wrong for that to happen. heartbreaking... Lets hope this point doesn't come back to haunt us. Instead of being 5 games above .500 now we're 3. This was a must game win IMO.