Game #48 Scoring Chances: Leafs @ Hurricanes, Jan. 24/11 (6-4 Loss)

Slava Duris
January 25 2011 10:53AM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20 729

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Steve Lansky
January 23 2011 09:22AM

It's no secret that I'm not a big Phil Kessel fan. I think he's lazy. He waits for the play to come to him rather than the other way around. And he's unbelievably predictable when it comes to shooting after he skates with the puck (as opposed to a one-timer). But maybe I'm wrong about old Phil.

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Game #47 Scoring Chances: Caps @ Leafs, Jan. 22/11 (4-1 Loss)

Slava Duris
January 22 2011 08:16PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20 715

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Game #46 Scoring Chances: Ducks @ Leafs, Jan. 20/11 (5-2 Win)

Slava Duris
January 21 2011 08:54AM

I should just use this picture to head every single one of my posts from now on, it says more than words ever could.  Actually, it should head everyone else's posts too and I think it should be the banner pic for this site.  Anyway, the Grabovski-Kulemin-MacArthur unit were especially outstanding last night, one of their best games of the season.

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20 697

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Game #45 Scoring Chances: Leafs @ Rangers, Jan. 19/11 (7-0 Loss)

Slava Duris
January 20 2011 02:42PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20693

As is often the case with these blowout games, the final scoring chance tally is a lot closer than the result on the scoreboard.  This doesn't mean that the Leafs didn't put out an uninspired effort, but I think it was partly a case of a porous defence giving up some quality chances, and moreso a goalie who was way off his game.  Although the Leafs defence can make life difficult for their goalies, it is my opinion that Gustavsson can make things just as hard for his D (and I'd posted on twitter several days ago that when Gustavsson is is net, the Leafs have been outchanced handily at even strength on the year... but with Giguere or Reimer in net, they come out ahead of their opposition).  See the first Gaborik goal where "the Monster" flopped all over the place instead of just squaring up to the shooter.  Sure that goal came following a Beauchemin up-the-middle giveaway, but Gustavsson needs to be lot more poised, like Giguere and Reimer.

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