|Zach Parise playing peek-a-boo with the Maple Leafs|
BREAKING NEWS: The Maple Leafs have mailed it in. They do not care. If you need any more proof just watch the highlights. David Steckel played 21 minutes of regulation time while Phil Kessel played 18. We wonder why they only mustered 17 shots through 60 minutes. This is the fourth straight game that the Leafs have failed to hit the 20 shot plateau. I’m all for drafting Grigorenko or Galchenyuk but come on, lets see a little effort.
Bozak opened the scoring in the second period proving hundreds of twitter users right. It was a funny bounce that went right onto Bozak’s stick, if Matthew Lombardi was there it would have been a souvenir for sure. Mere seconds after Bozak opened up the scoring, recent call-up Nazim Kadri (who’s that guy) had a nice tip on a Gardiner point shot that beat Brodeur. Kadri, upon scoring the goal, channeled his inner Brett Lawrie with a pretty big celebration. Sarcasm aside, it was actually nice to see some energy from an essentially lifeless club.
Future Leaf Zach Parise scored mid-way into the third period to make it a 3-2 game, it looked as though Reimer had it and some refs probably would have blown the whistle early there. With five minutes left Adam Henrique tied the game up on a nasty tip. The five thousand fans at the Prudential Centre were actually loud enough for "Let’s Go Devils" to be heard through your TV, I wonder if they were Leafs fans.
First save wins.
The Leafs went three for three in the shootout with Bozak and Connolly notching nice goals and Nazim, obviously, having the shootout goal of the night. Reimer made a save that he seemed surprised to make and the Leafs take away two points that they, unfortunately, did not need.