One of those games where you could have missed the first 57 minutes and all anyone needed to tell you was "Miller", but man did the Leafs turn it on at the end. Kadri and Kessel buzzing around everywhere, Bozak winning draws like a champ. Let's see that kind of effort for a full game from now on!
Inexcusable loss... you can't have 3 straight PPs with back to back 5 on 3s and not score.. pathetic
You can if it's Ryan Miller.
Every team has it's demon and ours is Buffalo. Maybe you can't remember but we used to do it to Ottawa's Patrick Lalime. We could play like absolute crap and STILL win because we had Lalime's number and Ottawa couldn't figure out Cujo. (well in the regular season no. in the Playoffs, we dominated them).
They clearly need to work on the powerplay a bit more. Out of what? ten? powerplays we've only scored three goals, and one even strength. not. good. Well, it could bee depending on how you want to take it. We're not doing the stupid run and gun so we don't have to overcome a bazillion goals, but we need to be able to score more than two as well.
But 3 goals total? I think that's good so far.
I think we just need to focus on our cycle game during the powerplay and getting players to the net. And use Nazem a bit more.
Leafs controlled the play for the most part, I thought. Just couldn't beat Miller because he saw most of the shots thrown his way. Really noticed a lack of traffic in front on a number of occasions. Also though the timing on cycling and rushes is still off. Fraser and Holzer didn't look out of place. Kulemin started to pick it up. Kessel had, what, 8 shots?
What a performance by Bozak on the dot. Kadri's backcheck in the last ~7 minutes of the game and him roofing that shot were great to see.