Post-Game Talk: Leafs Win 4-2! | How Kessel Got His Groove Back!

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  1. Tracer Bullet

    Tracer Bullet Doctorate Degree in Saskatchewan Science

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    And the Leafs for that matter. :yo:

    Leafs really turned it on in the 2nd and 3rd after a dismal first. Finally started playing good hockey again!

    And Phil the Thrill with the hattrick! Way to go Kessel! :handclap:
     
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    First place baby

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    Feels good man
     
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    Heeeeeeeave
     
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    Peasy apple CORes = SOFT

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    Great bounce back win, hopefully they keep playing like this, miles better than the past few games.
     
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    We can't stop.
     
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    Defense only

    Awesome - Gunnarsson, Phaneuf, Gardiner
    Good - Ranger
    Eh - Rielly
    Jesus christ - Franson
     
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    Feels good, mane.

    Kessel, JVR were terrific. Phaneuf, Gunnar, Gardiner were great as well
     
  10. Losing Streak is Over....

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    no,no,a thousand times, NO!
     
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    What a HUGE win. GO LEAFS GO BOYS WOOOOOOO!!!!! KESSEL HAT TRICK!. So happy for this win. Especially after that terrible first! DEFY CORSI!!!!
     
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    ugly but we'll take it.

    phil, jvr, bernier, dion = boss
     
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    PoisonMushroom I'm a fungi!

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    That big PK turned this game around and then Kessel put this team on his back.
     
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    Rough first period.

    But the team woke up and then played one hell of a game. Kessel was just outstanding, JVR was great, and Bernier made enough stops to get the win :)!
     
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    Terrible first 25 minutes for the most part.

    Phaneuf's big hit after the first goal was the turning point. Ever since that big hit, every other Leaf was hitting and playing with energy.

    Phaneuf had a monster game. Kessel and JVR as well.
     
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    Am I the only one that thinks things turned around when the fans started booing in the second period? Might be correlation without causation, but it's still interesting to note that when the fans started getting on the team, the team turned it around.
     
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    That looked more like the leafs from last year in the second and third, hope it's the start on something

    Welcome back Kessel and JVR ... Phaneuf has been in beast mode this year IMO
     
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    Dion Phanuef is a ****ing beast
     
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    YES! And we can't stop.....And we won't stop....
     
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    Our defence is still terrible
     
  24. Daisy Jane

    Daisy Jane everything is gonna be okay!

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    I think this was the most complete game that the Leafs played this season. I knew they were going to win. i just knew it.

    People are going to complain about the first period - but I truthfully think it wasn't that bad. Yes: we had two shots, 17 minutes apart. whatever - the Ducks had FIVE SHOTS with 1 scoring chance (the one they scored on). we weren't sloppy or unmotivated, I think we were just getting our paces.

    the second period (even with that goal we gave up) was a very neatly played one - and then: the hits. the speed. the attack into the opposition end. it was finally good to see that aspect of the game come back - and it just started the attack.

    the third period was more of the same.

    Congrats to Kessel on his natural hattrick. Bernier really closed the door down, which was good. :) so proud of my boys :)
     
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    Thought his was a big one coming in, so this one feels extra nice.

    Stopping the hottest team in the league to move right back into first place.


    And led by Captain Dion and Killer Kessel, who were both amazing.


    Dion had to have made a huge impression on Team Canada brass in this one. Dominated the Getzlaf line physically and defensively, had a game changing hit on Palmieri, and score the huge tying goal.....then followed up with a hero shift to kill of the 2 man advantage.

    Just a massive, massive game for the Captain tonight,
     

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