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

Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by Tracer Bullet, Oct 22, 2013.

View Users: View Users
  1. Tracer Bullet

    Tracer Bullet Doctorate Degree in Saskatchewan Science

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    17,083
    Likes Received:
    1,956
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Mississauga
    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:
     
  2. zeke

    zeke #freeVladdy

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Messages:
    47,629
    Likes Received:
    5,873
    Trophy Points:
    201
    First place baby

    [​IMG]
     
  3. LeafSadist

    LeafSadist Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2003
    Messages:
    11,557
    Likes Received:
    553
    Trophy Points:
    238
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ontario
    Feels good man
     
  4. HarrisonFord

    HarrisonFord Mindawakebodyasleep

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Messages:
    21,014
    Likes Received:
    465
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    Toronto
    Heeeeeeeave
     
  5. TheInsignia

    TheInsignia Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2013
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
  6. Peasy

    Peasy apple CORes = SOFT

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    10,746
    Likes Received:
    1,182
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Location:
    North Bay
    Great bounce back win, hopefully they keep playing like this, miles better than the past few games.
     
  7. Lilou

    Lilou t-.-t

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Messages:
    6,134
    Likes Received:
    394
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    Scarborough, ON
    We can't stop.
     
  8. BonMorrison

    BonMorrison Your resident SJW

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011
    Messages:
    30,289
    Likes Received:
    2,033
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    Defense only

    Awesome - Gunnarsson, Phaneuf, Gardiner
    Good - Ranger
    Eh - Rielly
    Jesus christ - Franson
     
  9. TheLeastOfTheBunch

    TheLeastOfTheBunch Franchise Centre

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    Messages:
    38,013
    Likes Received:
    66
    Trophy Points:
    131
    Location:
    Toronto
    Feels good, mane.

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

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Slot

    Slot Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2012
    Messages:
    2,475
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    126
    no,no,a thousand times, NO!
     
  12. RealisticLeaf55

    RealisticLeaf55 Hurt a Smurf

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,084
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    54
    Occupation:
    Arguing
    Location:
    London, On.
    What a HUGE win. GO LEAFS GO BOYS WOOOOOOO!!!!! KESSEL HAT TRICK!. So happy for this win. Especially after that terrible first! DEFY CORSI!!!!
     
  13. Wendelstache

    Wendelstache Registered User

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    6,898
    Likes Received:
    525
    Trophy Points:
    109
    ugly but we'll take it.

    phil, jvr, bernier, dion = boss
     
  14. PoisonMushroom

    PoisonMushroom I'm a fungi!

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2006
    Messages:
    6,216
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    96
    That big PK turned this game around and then Kessel put this team on his back.
     
  15. Hurt

    Hurt Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    28,097
    Likes Received:
    472
    Trophy Points:
    125
  16. FlareKnight

    FlareKnight Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    Messages:
    18,206
    Likes Received:
    777
    Trophy Points:
    170
    Location:
    Alberta
    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 :)!
     
  17. SprDaVE

    SprDaVE Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    Messages:
    35,597
    Likes Received:
    3,521
    Trophy Points:
    186
    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.
     
  18. Leafsdude7

    Leafsdude7 Stand-Up Philosopher

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    21,725
    Likes Received:
    294
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Ontario
    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.
     
  19. BertCorbeau

    BertCorbeau Rest in Peace Fugu

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Messages:
    39,339
    Likes Received:
    3,882
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Simcoe County
    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
     
  20. HarrisonFord

    HarrisonFord Mindawakebodyasleep

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Messages:
    21,014
    Likes Received:
    465
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    Toronto
    Dion Phanuef is a ****ing beast
     
  21. happyaccident

    happyaccident Registered User

    Joined:
    May 14, 2013
    Messages:
    2,226
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Please BAN this forever.
     
  22. Grant

    Grant LL Genius

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    14,193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Location:
    London
    YES! And we can't stop.....And we won't stop....
     
  23. MarnerPeachFuzz

    MarnerPeachFuzz Go Leafs Go

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    2,066
    Likes Received:
    419
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Toronto
    Our defence is still terrible
     
  24. Daisy Jane

    Daisy Jane everything is gonna be okay!

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Messages:
    67,087
    Likes Received:
    5,258
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Female
    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 :)
     
  25. zeke

    zeke #freeVladdy

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Messages:
    47,629
    Likes Received:
    5,873
    Trophy Points:
    201
    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,
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"