Post-Game Talk: IS THIS A GOOD ENOUGH PGT THREAD FOR YA BRUINS?! LEAFS WIN 4-2!

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  1. saltming

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    Agreed on all point. And every game is going to be harder. And we have to keep ramping up our game. We can do this!
     
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    Did anyone else notice that at some point in the game, Rielly started playing RD and Hainsey moved to the left?
     
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    It was a good effort but more of what you said and we should secure G4. Andersen needs to control the rebounds better as well.
     
  4. Gary Nylund

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    Yes!
     
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    Agreed 100%. Rebound control looked Reimer-esque.
     
  6. saltming

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    Same here. When I saw the shot totals I was a bit surprised as the leafs didn't look to be backing down but as @Gary Nylund pointed out maybe it was the contrast from the previous games that made it look so good? I'm willing to accept that as a possibility but end of the day we did out play them. Maybe not by a large margin and maybe not in sog but it was a satisfying game to watch.
     
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    Forget about da stats gents. This is not going to be a stats series. It is really very simple. When Leafs outskate da Bruins and force them out of their small ice game then Leafs win. When Leafs are a step or two slower and Boston defence can play da blue lines tight then Bruins win. I was at all 3 games live and the better team won each game so far. Forget about the refs or Dick head or shots or PK or PP or whatever Yes the Leafs did not dominate to same extent like Bruins did but a win is a win as they say they all count the same.
     
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    F me Bostons a good team. Was cringing the whole 2 min during their powerplay.

    Anyways, 1 game at a time boys.
     
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    Zeke posted this on the main boards last night, numbers are from last nights game. Slight edge to Boston but considering scoring effects are a thing, maybe we can say it was dead even and leave it at that.

    Oh, and here's one more number: 4-2 :D
     
  11. IBeL34f

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    Your quote of Zeke's post says it's from the series (which makes sense) not from last night. I haven't seen the original, though - Was that just a misquote?
     
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    LOL I didn't even notice that, I just assumed it was from last night. Sorry about that, I'm not going assume anything any more. I guess we'll have to wait for Zeke to clarify (unless someone else knows where to get the numbers).
     
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    I like that 4-2 number the best. It also supports my theory so I'm going to not see all the other numbers hahaha
     
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    When you assume Gary when you assume....
    Tisk tisk haha
     
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    Upon further consideration, I suspect that I was wrong - those numbers ARE for the series and the Leafs had the edge last night. Not 100% sure though, not sure of anything any more LOL. Well, except for the 4-2 part. :)
     
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    Never say never to a Mike Babcock coached team ...

    Man is a genius and while he is playing 3 dimensional chess we're playing checkers with the line-up and game plan.

    Marleau -- Plekanec -- Marner was brilliant on both concept and execution.
     
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    no those are the numbers for the series so far.

    the numbers for last night:

    5v5 score adjusted

    49.2cf%
    54.9scf%
    50.8hdcf%
    50.3xgf%
     
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    Wouldn't say he's a genius but people give him waay too much flak for things they can only assume to know.
    When he gets home ice advantage, his line roles work so much better.
     
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    Yeah Babcock has taken way too much grief all year for line-combos and whatever else. Most people thought he was nuts for playing Plecanek with Marner and Marleau last night and today, it's abundantly clear that he knew exactly what he was doing. There's probably not one poster on this forum who was advocating the lines we saw last night. And that's why he's the coach, and a damn fine coach too.
     
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    I'm evaluating Rask on the how many leaf fans on this board evaluate the goals Andy gives up and if Andy gave up those goals they'd all be considered soft and he'd be crucified this morning.
     
  22. saltming

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    Let's run with that and don't look back :nod:
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up. :)

    So IIRC, you've said that xgf is the most reliable indicator of play. Based on that, last night was almost dead even, very slight edge to us which seems right.

    Question - who complies the xgf numbers? I'm just wondering if there's bias from rink to rink or if we should be able to expect consistency across the board?
     
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    I never knew about the line until they saw the ice in-game. I was surprised at first, but am very glad it worked out well.

    As a few people could tell you, I'm rarely inclined to doubt Babcock ;)
     
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    7even Go on, do your duty

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    Condolences man. Hold your wife extra tight. Hopefully the Leafs can give you something to smile about in the coming weeks. All the best to you and yours.
     

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