April 14 2011 09:34AM
On January 1st 2011 the James Reimer era began with a bang. Outshot 21-33 the rookie allowed a single goal to let Toronto skate with a 5-1 win against the lottery bound Senators. After that he started 36 more times accruing 3 shutouts and a .921 save percentage.
The Leafs grabbed 45 points in Reimer's 37 starts which stretched to 82 games would have given them 100 points. Unfortunately for Toronto when Reimer wasn't playing they relied on the services of Jonas Gustavsson and J.S. Giguere.
April 12 2011 07:40PM
In the last game of the season the Leafs lost to Montreal and tied the season series with them 3-3. The Leafs beat or tied every team in their division in their season series and won the season series against the Western Conference (pretty notable given the Leafs aren't great and the West dominates the East) so I wanted to see where the Leafs lost their points.
April 12 2011 02:19PM
The regular season is ended. Now cometh upon us the time of the playoff.
Not coincidentally, the time of playoff prediction is here.
April 12 2011 11:06AM
Ryan Lambert and I like to stir the pot in the hockey blogosphere. From his work at Puck Daddy to my tribute to the Washington Capitals we've won our fair share of critics (mostly in the "they hate us" sense and not the "objective analysis of humor").
April 10 2011 06:08PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 21217
The season closer wasn't the greatest of endings, but, with nothing left to play for, I don't think the Leafs' players viewed it as much more than one last skate-around before the spring/summer break. Overall play was very sloppy, as the Leafs gave up 11 high-quality scoring chances, including 4 breakaways and a 2-on-1 (and these just include the plays were the Habs managed a shot, of course). Toronto also had an absolutely atrocious night with the man advantage, as their PP was outchanced 5-1. Outside of the special teams, the Leafs were -3 at even-strength (13-16).
On the plus side, Matt Frattin made a decent impression in his first game, garnering 4 scoring chances of his own (the most on the team) and ended up with an impressive +6 rating at EV (8-2). He played on a line with Bozak (+5) and Kadri (+6). Joe Colborne had a tougher time, but the big centre certainly showed potential IMO. His line (Kessel and Lupul on his wings) only had 2 offensive zone faceoffs to Frattin's 9, so that likely affected their numbers.