I don't wanna say I told you so, but I told you so... Leafs are not that good and it's not by being overly physical that you can neutralize MTL, just ask Boston who lost the regular season series against us this year. Some people are too obsessed with size that they forget how good our team is. I've been saying for a while that the games that we lost against the Leafs were BS and that between all the teams under us, they're the one I'd prefer going up against in the playoffs.
Anyway let's move on to the actual game, Eller was a G tonight. The Plekanec line was relatively quiet but they had a couple chances. Ryder really brought that line down tonight and he was imo our worst player tonight. I liked Bourque tonight, had some really good chances and was finishing his checks. I think Moen was solid on the PK tonight but he could still play with more of an edge on the physical side and I'd like him to put it up a notch for the playoffs. Tinordi is looking like a veteran out there, I'm excited by his progression this season and looking forward to seeing him play an important role in the upcoming weeks. Although White did an honest job out there, I'd still prefer Dumont out there instead of him. PLAYOFFS BABY! (although I work all night on tuesday **** off...)
What I LOVE about tonight is that Toronto was completely dominated and Reimer looked weak after carrying them the last 5-6 weeks.
What I LOVE EVEN MORE is the game tomorrow has importance for both Ottawa(who want to avoid PIttsburgh) and Boston(who wants 2nd seed instead of 4th), so both will go hard and play their best guys...hopefully beat the crap out of each other.
Personally, I don't think the Bruins care. In fact, I could see them wanting to finish 4th and play the Leafs over the Sens too. The division doesn't really mean that much.
The concept is that an army who arrives by boat and burns them is committed to one of two things, winning or getting slaughtered. Its been adopted to mean that a team is committed to something ( retreat is no longer possible) irrespective of the consequences or outcome.