Horrible Defence, Horrible goaltending. First two goals, turnovers right in the slot (blame the D) . Fluttery puck for the third goal (Scrivens fault) Then a point shot while Holzer screened our own goalie (bad on holzers part, Scrivens, and the man who put us on the pk) Horrible all around team game.
Only positive would be grabo getting going again. Need a bounce back win as both Montreal and Ottawa picked up 2 regulation points.
Tonight Scrivens singlehandedly cost us the game (the NYI game earlier in the season also comes to mind). On the same token he stole the game Saturday vs Ottawa, but they clearly did not have the firepower that Tampa does. Although Scrivens has overall performed better of late the fivehole and glove are going to catch up to him in the long run, lowering his potential to that of an average backup. A negative other than the goaltending was the number of missed nets by the forwards, especially against Lindback that didn't look very sharp early(but was sharp enough not to give a weak goal and demoralize his team)
On a positive note
-Gave up 19 shots in the game, only 10 after two periods.
-Penalty kill showing improvement over last season
-Good effort and intensity in the final four minutes to attempt to get back in the game
The Leafs need to build on the positives of this road trip and beat the stuffing out of Buffalo on Thursday, and Reimer GET WELL SOON
it was a back-to-back and u could tell, the leafs didn't look into the game till 7min left. in a game like this skill will trump work ethic and thats what happened, with lupul and frattin in the lineup i would think a different outcome would have occured.