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Preview: Game #43 Leafs @ Capitals – Playoff clinching scenarios

We’ve had some content on the site today so another short preview today with just the general numbers. In the second half of a back-to-back, Ben Scrivens gets the start against the stronger offence. I like that move, giving the start to the backup against the stronger opponent in a back-to-back. There’s some aspect of…

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Jay McClement and the penalty kill, Part I

“This hug is for penalty killers only, Phil. You don’t even go here.” The penalty kill for the Toronto Maple Leafs was beyond awful last night against New Jersey. The Maple Leafs allowed six scoring chances, five of them resulting in difficult stops for James Reimer. He saved his best ones for last. What was…

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Fixin’ To Thrill

The cool thing about the Toronto Maple Leafs doing so well is unlike the typical listing of the scapegoats, we get to hear the reasons for the Leafs success. Some are reasonable (Jay McClement and both Goalies), some are great but sample sizes leave you weary (Nazem Kadri, Joffrey Lupul), and some are just plain…

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Absurd Leafs bank on absurd Reimer performance for absurd victory

Photo via Graig Abel/NHL Interactive This wasn’t a Monet. This wasn’t even a Picasso. If I was an eight year old and painted this, my parents probably wouldn’t pin it to the fridge. I doubt they would even if I were an only child. It’s not that there’s just some secret batch of numbers that…