NHL 2018 - 2019

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  1. AxeHappy

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    That's fucking brutal.

    The Leafs Chicago game on Sunday was crazy. I only got to see highlights unfortunately, as I was at a Thanksgiving party with a bunch of non-sport people, but even the highlights were intense.

    Rough that Sparks got lit up in his first NHL game in quite a while, but he came away with a win at least.
     
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    Two more goals each for Toronto's Matthews and Tavares last night... leading the league with 7 and 6 respectively. DAMN:frantic:
     
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    With our defense they're gonna have to keep it up!
     
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    I've got 4 tickets to Saturday's rematch (aka slaughter) against Pittsburgh :cheers:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Good luck and enjoy :) The Habs looks like they're finally starting to turn around.

    Looks like Riikola is in and Maata is going to be a scratch tonight. Looking forward to seeing the kid on the ice since he looked amazing in training camp.
     
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    Matthews leads the league with 9G-3A, but is a -1 overall... very telling.

    After last night, the league's top 4 point players are all Leafs (5 GP)...

    Reilly 3G-9A
    Tavares 6G-4A
    Marner 3G-7A

    Please stop.
     
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    Yup. And that is with Andersen playing pretty damn well.

    Apparently that hasn't happened since the 1909-1910 season.

    Also apparently, Reilly has broken Bobby Orr's record for points in the first 5 games for a defenseman. Which seems like an oddly specific arbitrary record, but you have to go back to the early 1900s to find someone better than it or some such.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Looks like Murray is back in the lineup for the Pens but will be the backup tonight with DeSmith starting in net. Also looks like Maata is back in the lineup and judging from the practice yesterday Oleksiak may be a scratch.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    That was brutal... Pens looked good until they went down to 5 defense.

    I'm sure Adam had a good time though :lol:
     
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    Great game with 3 friends, 2 of which were first-timers :eddie:

    We were driving most of the play all game and were moving the puck very well, I'm surprised it was even that close. Crosby was very quiet again and I am still amazingly surprised at how well our young team plays together.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Yeah the Habs are looking good this year
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    I'm still very surprised by this... all of my buddies and I had followed play all the way to the far opposite corner and never noticed him until the whistle. Having seen the replay only once, it didn't look 4-months-bad. Unfortunate.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Yeah from the closeup replays his skate just hit a rut in the ice and his ankle twisted the wrong way... just a freak thing when he got hit. There was nothing off about the play, just an unfortunate freak accident.
     
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    Going to see the Habs vs Sens game at Ottawa this week-end. First time ever that I'm going to an NHL game, second row behind the teams benches right in the middle.
     
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    Those hands! :eek:

     
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    That was by far the best the Pens have looked so far this season... though the final score looks WAY more lopsided than the game was since the Pens last 2 goals were both empty net in last 2 minutes of the game :lol:

    EDIT: also interesting, the last period+ of the game was basically played with 10 forwards as neither Sprong or Simon were on the ice. Not sure if they got banged up (they were both on the bench) or if Sullivan just decided they weren't playing well enough to put them on.

    Sprong seems to be rapidly running out of chances with the team with guys like Reese playing in the AHL when they have proven they can play at the NHL level. He's also on a one-way deal so wondering if he'll end up going the way of Pouliot and being traded for a bag of pucks...
     
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    It being against the Leafs is the cherry on top :french:
     
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    The Leafs were riding high playing against mostly non-playoff teams. As Technomancer says, they didn't actually play badly against the Pens but it will be real interesting to see how they do against some high level competition coming up.

    Until they really improve their defense I don't see the Leafs being an actual contender. Run and Gun hockey is fun and exciting to watch and all that but it rarely wins playoff series nowadays. Or for like the last 20 years.
     
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    Isn't this what Pittsburgh has been doing??
     

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