Hey everybody, I’m back with shorter form post game pieces. Earlier in the week I sent out this poll to see what the readers would prefer. I don’t just say I value your feedback, I really do. Some asked if I could do the short post game and week end review. I dunno, we’ll see I guess.
So based on the results, let’s look at the Anaheim game last night.
Connor Brown opened the scoring on a pretty nice 2 on 1 play from JVR. That Marleau line looked pretty damn good. Obviously the team doesn’t want to keep Marleau at C all year, but to spark the team and get out of their funk, it seems to be a pretty good decision.
Following that was a goal by Kase when he shot towards the net but it deflected off of Borgman. There was nothing Freddie could have done there. Just one of those flukey things where Borgman in his head is probably saying in Swedish ‘Ah FUCK!’
Marleau strikes again with his 5th of the year to make it 2-1. That line was clicking for them last night. I wouldn’t be surprised if Babcock rides it until the production flattens out. The final empty netter saw Komarov score his 2nd with Marleau getting another point with his 4th assist of the season.
The Leafs got lucky near the end of the third when they got a late call go their way. Any hardcore fan can tell you that doesn’t happen often. Silfverberg had the puck go of his skate and into the net to tie the game but he made a kicking motion. It was caught by one of the refs and it was declared no goal.
I just want to point out that Hainsey got his 8th and 9th assists last night and he was also a plus 3. Personally I don’t think he gets enough love from fans for what he brings to the team. All I seem to see is the same narrative that he’s not a top 4 D, but he’s playing better than a lot of other top 4 D out there on other teams.
- Andersen had 28 saves and a 0.966 save % for the win
- Gardiner had 24:29 TOI
- Marleau and Hainsey each a +3
- Here are some tweets that I thought were worth mentioning.
It was nice to see that the Leafs were able to win a low scoring game.
Have a good one everybody. Hopefully the LA game will be just as successful.