Raking Leafs

Mixing metaphors and casting cliches about hockey and the Maple Leafs for the ether's pleasure since MCMLXVII.

3/21/2007

Exorcised

TOR vs NJD 03/20/07 - Shift Chart - TOI - YouTube





The above photos pretty much sum up the game. Belak pounded Janssen, the crowd and the players loved it, terrific goal-saving play from Carlo, followed immediately by Sundin to Wellwood who seemed to have honed his one-timer after missing an open net for a game winner last week.

And don't look now, but Antropov is becoming a dominant and effective player, almost seeming to get better as the game gets tighter. UPDATE - Antropov becomes Leafs' top sniper (03/22/07)

Raycroft should make an offering of fried chicken to his posts, because he would've been fried in the media today had the Leafs lost.

The Devils don't scare this Leaf fan. In a seven gamer, I'd take the Leafs. The Sabres are another team the Leafs have played well this year. Admittedly Buffalo is a bit more daunting, but a sweep would never happen, and I have faith they could push the series to seven. Not sure they could pull it out, but ya never know.

Home and home this weekend with the Trump comb-overs should produce some great hockey.

UPDATE - Commenter mike points out this PSA that gave me a chuckle. Definitely worth 45 seconds of your time.

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3 Comments:

  • At 10:38 AM, Blogger mike said…

    Have you seen this LEAFS NATION P.S.A.?
    Hilarious!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSzCnW7fsHg

     
  • At 10:57 AM, Blogger ninja said…

    I haven't. Thanks for pointing it out.

     
  • At 12:29 PM, Blogger MrFrisby said…

    At first I was hollering "bullshit" that there was not a tripping call on Carlo, but the replay showed he did touch the puck. So then I was pissed at the Devils for not continuing to play when there was not a call (good non-call by the refs, btw).

    All in all, it was a pretty good game that could have been a 5-4 instead of 2-1. Raycroft has the goal posts to thank and Broduer has his defensemen to thank for clearing the puck out of the crease before crossing the line.

     

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