Game #63 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs @ Thrashers, Feb. 27/11 (3-2 OTL)

Slava Duris
February 28 2011 07:32PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20934

The Leafs came out with a fairly strong effort in the first period, slow start aside, and were ahead 2-0 on the strength of an 8-5 lead in scoring chances.  However, the team completely ran out of steam after the midway point of the 2nd period, as the Thrashers pressed hard to outchance the Leafs 10-2 at even strength for the rest of the game, with a whopping 17-3 edge in all situations from that point on.  I wouldn't hang this OT loss on Giguere, even though he did allow all 3 of the goals scored by Atlanta.  His defence was of little help to him.  Schenn and Gunnarsson, in particular, struggled mightily.

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Game #62 Scoring Chances: Penguins @ Maple Leafs, Feb. 26/11 (6-5 SOL)

Slava Duris
February 28 2011 07:07PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20927

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Nations Deadline Live Chat

Kent Wilson
February 28 2011 08:28AM

Join Kent Wilson and Jonathan Willis at 10am MST for a trade deadline live chat. 

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Thoughts on Giguere and Reimer

February 28 2011 08:04AM

In last night's OT loss to Atlanta it looked like James Reimer was holding down the fort just fine. He wasn't fighting pucks and Atlanta didn't have any memorable scoring chances. Then Atlanta's Evander Kane kneed Reimer in the head and with six minutes left in the second, and a 2-0 lead, the Leafs rookie netminder left the game and saw J.S Giguere enter.

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Correlation, Causation, and Coaching

Jonathan Willis
February 27 2011 11:56AM

As 2011 approached, there wasn’t much positive to say about the Toronto Maple Leafs. A 13-19-4 record had them sitting 13th in the conference with 30 points. They were just two points up on the woeful New York Islanders, one point behind the Edmonton Oilers, and 14 points out of the playoffs.

A week earlier, Calgary was in much the same position. Entering their December 23rd game against the Dallas Stars, the Flames had a 14-18-3 record, good for 14th in the Western Conference. Nine points out of the playoffs, they had played three games more than the last-place Oilers and somehow led them by a mere two points.

What has happened to these teams?

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