I feel like I am the only one who wants us to have a 3 game losing streak. I am confident we will make it in, but I do NOT want to play Boston. We need Ottawa to pass us, or have Boston pass MTL. 6th place would be ideal!
Ovechkin loves playing in Toronto, not sure I wanna face him right now either. They are surging to 3rd spot right now, with 2 games in hand on the Jets. I don't really care who we play, I just want us to be in the dance.
I think Colborne/Gardiener will see time after we've clinched a playoff spot. Until then RC will probably run the veterans out there.
We just can't afford to be flat for 15 mins tonight, like we usually do. The Rangers are playing really well right now, and we're gonna need a 50+ min effort to beat them. Also, Lundqvist is on right now - gotta park bodies infront of him and try to get shots through. Gonna be a tough night if we try to make pretty plays.
I agree. These 2 games against NYR are going to be grinders, much like the NJ game.
Don't give Lundqvist anything easy to boost his confidence, either. Make it dirty.
Steve Zipay @stevezipay 6m
NYR will have Lundqvist in net again here in Toronto and same lineup
3rd game in 4 nights
NYR didn't practice yesterday and most of the team not taking part in optional.
they'll be tired
Andrew Gross @AGrossRecord 43s
Leafs coach Randy Carlyle says Joffrey Lupul (head injury) now day to day after getting hurt Thursday. He skated again, not playing vs.
Carlyle says trade acquisitions have "settled" #NYR and allowed players to slot correctly in lineup. Calls them a "four-line hockey club."