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Game Thread: Ottawa Senators (1-0-0) at Toronto Maple Leafs (1-1-0) - 16 Oct 2021 - 07:00PM EDT

Game Thread: Ottawa Senators (1-0-0) at Toronto Maple Leafs (1-1-0) - 16 Oct 2021 - 07:00PM EDT

guitarded41

Yes, to other vaccinated people who can still get sick and die despite being vaccinated, not to mention increase chances of spreading variants around a community. I'm not quite sure what the long term plan is. I'm not really equipped to answer that, but at the very least, masks should be required until we have a better handle on the current situation globally. Why backtrack on everyone's hard work by needlessly spreading a virus with known variants that current vaccines aren't as effective against?


CMDRShepardN7

So I agree, but who are you talking to?


guitarded41

Woops. Was replying (trying to) to a comment in the thread. Too many pops tonight.


Commercial-City

Three stars?


orojinn

Mitch Martin is a great passer has great hands but as a goal scorer people want to joke around, fine, that's funny that he misses and open net.


CMDRShepardN7

Mitch *Marner*'s shot got blocked by a diving Stutzle.


CasualtyEH

Yes they missed scoring on the empty net which was hilarious but they also kept the puck in Ottawa's end down a man for the last minute of the game.


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AND IT'S ALRIGHT


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twinsterblue

Wow. Yesterday's AND today's stupidest comment of the day. Good job


macmuffinpro

username checks out


UncleTrapspringer

Man looking at your comment history, this isn't healthy.. move on dude


apatcheeee

If the league thinks this artificial parity, by proxy of biased officiating, will help make the sport more entertaining and draw more viewers. They are dead wrong. All it will do is irritate your existing fanbase and making it more confusing for new fans to understand the rules. SMH


tz_2240

One of the big reasons the NHL is the worst of the top 4 leagues.


blackb0xes

Whoever's responsible needs to lift the hex put on Marner because this is not funny anymore.


twinsterblue

You're talking to 2/3 of this sub. Lmao


_cob_

he'll be fine


macmuffinpro

The boys need to get some chicken bones and a priest.


TheJuiceMan77

time to switch sticks Marner


cappo40

Mitch Marner should open up a fucking Muffin shop


Shooternow

Maybe some cupcakes, his passes are sooo sweeeeet :)


Gourok

$20 Million vs an empty net rofl


The_Beatle_Gunner

Good god Mitch is terrible at shooting the puck


StupidSexySundin

Mitch is so bad lol


zainery

JT looking average to start the season after looking amazing in preseason. He’ll probably figure it out.


Talos_the_Cat

Great ending


eldondanny

Lol at Marner and Tavares. 4 shots at an empty net and they can’t score.


vruca

Lol, Marner... Go work on that shot bud


Revolutionary-Swan

Properly cursed that game. I’m just burning the tape if I’m JT and MM


anusohc

whats the point in possibly getting injured trying to block an empty net goal with less than 5 seconds left


CheckYourPants4Shit

Cant even score on an empty net lmao fuck Marner


CasualtyEH

Okay that entire sequence was funny


Strained_Eyes

I died laughing, it was the perfect story to cap off that game


Time4Timmy

Wow


Zeniant

Sums it up for Tavares and Marner to start the season


fluffedahiphopbunny

Lmfao. Oh Marner.


nownowthethetalktalk

Bunting the new Hyman?


snipingsmurf

Was at the game he is awesome and going to be a fan fave. Kept tapping the side of the net when the sens dmen were resetting and was agitating them. Don't think he is as big of a body but he has great effort like zach.


SmokeontheHorizon

lmao


HydroidZero

LMAO MARNER COULDN'T SCORE ON AN EMPTY NET


fluffedahiphopbunny

Needs to call his old buddy Zach


OH-Beans

Mitch and John have 21 million between them-woul think they could buy one tonight


Natethe6R8

Marner just doesn’t want to score does he lol


DeathEater91

Clearly he wants to.


Spacepickle89

For fucks sake


formed2forge

Lol. Marner can’t buy one. Gg tho.


TrillBillyDeluxe

Nice one lads ! Had fun with y’all tonight , seeyah next Saturday


Gourok

Ok, that was hilarious


Pretend-Squash-7157

Marner ahaha


djlista

MARNER AND TAVARES IS CURSED


jps78

Marner is that trash at shooting


mpethe

lol, marner


ESF-hockeeyyy

HAHAHAHAHA MARNER


thecanadianswede

Lol, muffin


_cob_

LOLOLOL!!!!


GxDAssassin

LOOOOOOL MITCH


nomdreas

JT and MM cannot buy one. Jeeeeeze.


octogono

Lol the Goal graphic showing up


DBrods11

Lmfaooo Marner 10 mill and can't score on 2 position players in net


Spacepickle89

Lol fuck


macmuffinpro

lol Marner is literally cursed


Ryan0413

Tavares and Marner are just snakebit haha


micatola

Fuck, poor Marner.


EddyMcDee

This is very funny


Shooternow

Big boys empty net? Nope LOL holy shit man


HemiKooks

Marners a joke.


Dunwest

Sums up marner's shooting ability perfectly


Showtime98

LOL Jt and Mitch so unlucky


formed2forge

Wow. Ottawa player was trying hard to sell the icing too. Haha.


crumball15

Mitch the net was empty


Strained_Eyes

Tavares empty net plz plz


OH-Beans

JESUS


Corvese

hope they throw the U of T kid into the game if we get a whistle up 2 with like 3 or 4 seconds left


GxDAssassin

it was a clear as day offside why are we still talking about it Craig


DBrods11

I'll literally die for Jack Campbell


OH-Beans

Big move by Brodie


JamesCurtis24

Hey guys, were you all aware how close that offside call back goal was? I don't think anybody else seems to think it was that close.


PygmySloth12

when they reviewed the footage it was pretty clearly offsides. sure only by a few inches but not a close call at all


JamesCurtis24

I dunno, I think it was pretty close, and I'm going to keep repeating how close I think it was, almost as if I think it shouldn't have been called back. Don't think there has ever been a closer offside call in the history of centimeters.


micatola

Not even remotely close but ok.


Spacepickle89

Why are people leaving?


Moist_Philosopher_

Pathetic shit, same people Posting about how they are “done” with the team after each loss.


EverydayTiara

Gotta BEAT THE TRAFFIICCCC 🙄


MentalMidget3

Lmao duh eh jeez


labadee

get JT or MM a goal


macmuffinpro

Who will get the ENGs for us now that Hyman is gone?


OGSCYTHER

So sick of this “we gotta keep the game close” mentality for penalties. Only excuse for the refs would be “he was looking for a call”.. but yeah, unlikely considering he’s driving to the front and has a clear opportunity. If this is going to happen in the majority of games this year I’m genuinely gonna stop watching. Ridiculous.


TIGER_COOL

such a hard league to be a fan of with the obvious ref fuckery. I somehow force myself to forget how bad it is every offseason and how much it effects my enjoyment of the games.


TrillBillyDeluxe

Zub is an all time NHL name tho, sounds so good on broadcast haha


formed2forge

Leafs got this. No Engvall don’t try it!


PygmySloth12

bunting hat trick with the empty net let’s go boys


OH-Beans

JT or MM get the empty


ReditorB4Reddit

I'll take an empty netter right about now boys.


fluffedahiphopbunny

Hyman empty ne...... oh wait.


TyranitarusMack

That’s why we have Bunting now


ACalz

Tavares/Marner are completely out of sync right now -- and mostly the entire game


nomdreas

They both have had multiple grade A chances. This is a hot take.


JustOneInMyLifetime

Finishing just isn’t there yet. It’s early in the season


ACalz

Sure, but it's about consistency and playing a 200ft game. It's not just about offence


nomdreas

I mean Mitch is one of our most complete players so again, hard disagree. JT is coming back from what I think we were all almost certain was a career ending injury. Context is key my dude.


Moist_Philosopher_

For all the Tavares haters coming out of the woodwork already - [here is where he has ranked in pts since 2018.](https://i.imgur.com/tLIvRwG.png)


Bodmonaco

Did that not hit the goalie? How is that icing?


labadee

crowd knew that wasn't icing


nomdreas

THAT LITERALLY TOUCHED THE GOALIE. HOW IS THAT ICING!?


micatola

Didn't that his the post? How the fuck is that icing?!?


Gourok

Jesus, is stutzle like the more extreme souperman, generates phenomenal chances but never seems to finish?


UncleTrapspringer

HOT TAKE but I think the areas that Tavares excels at get more impactful as we go further into the season. At the start of the season the systems are loose, players have a ton of energy, and the games are very pop-gun and erratic. All of Tavares strengths are in the offensive zone and cycling. He is an absolute monster protecting the puck in the corners and working around the crease. Once things tighten up and we transition more to relying on the cycle game, he heats up.


jps78

Also have to consider Tavares is coming back after getting his head taken off


UncleTrapspringer

I thought his career was over, he has looked way better than I thought he would


PygmySloth12

the refs all grew up in fucking ottawa eh? both games have been crazy


frmacleod

It’s too bad the Ottawa player knocked Bunting down by hitting his skate instead of grazing his glove. Would’ve been a penalty then apparently.


formed2forge

Big save.


JustOneInMyLifetime

Whistles have obviously gone away


16Casey1806

I’m not usually one to complain about the refs but my god it’s been so incredibly one sided against the leafs the past 2 games


bucajack

He grabbed his jersey and pulled him back. Clear penalty. Man the refs are almost as bad as premier league refs.


ovondansuchi

It's the NHL's mandate. Make sure shit ass teams can remain competitive with real teams because PARITY


Gourok

Man why would Bunting just throw himself onto the ice like that, such a silly thing to do


DBrods11

Lmao can't believe they miss that but called those dumb hooking calls Thursday night


PygmySloth12

That was a ridiculous grab, get simmer out there to fight him


macmuffinpro

Is that not a trip?


Spacepickle89

We’ll it was. It you can’t call trips in the final few minutes. If he had tapped his glove with his stick though…


ChemicalsCollide93

Who actually knows?


formed2forge

Bunting robbed. He made a great move there and got tripped. Too bad.


ovondansuchi

NHL not calling a clear and obvious penalty on the trailing team? Colour me shocked.


Zeniant

He literally pulled his sweater *Edit: nah on the replay doesn’t look like he did. Live it did


guitarded41

What's the mask policy at the arena? I see a lot of folks not wearing one.


pahecko

If you're drinking or eating in your seat you can have it off.


darkkness

Who cares? They’re all vaccinated.


guitarded41

Not to turn the game thread into something it's not, but you can still spread the virus even if you're vaccinated.


darkkness

To the other vaccinated people? And? The vaccine reduces transmission and severe disease. If a bunch of vaccinated people can’t gather then what’s the long term plan here? I’m a pharmacist and I work in the ICU. I’ve been dealing with covid this entire pandemic. I’m well aware of how it works.


ESF-hockeeyyy

This team is going to look so good when Matthews comes back. The line up is just missing a dominant two-way finisher who takes on all the toughest defensive match-ups so everyone else can feast on the soft competition. Also, fuck that ref. Bunting was fucking tripped.


OH-Beans

This


Sparkst5

Trip?


formed2forge

How is that not a penalty???


imadetpyo

I didn’t see a stick lift


formed2forge

Lol. Top cheddar comment.


ESF-hockeeyyy

It happened against the Leafs while we're holding a lead.


JustOneInMyLifetime

Refs remain blind idiots


orojinn

Did the crowd say Soup after the clear


TrillBillyDeluxe

BUNT LORD


PygmySloth12

hahaha did everybody see that stick drop on the sens shift change, he went into the bench without it


Silent_Leg1976

Should Richie be on the first line? Says the guy half a forearm deep into a can of pringles.


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Joke's on you I have a bag of Doritos.


Moist_Philosopher_

Not with JT but it might work with AM.


Silent_Leg1976

Well, they said he’d be back for game 4. Would be neat to see.


TIGER_COOL

these Sens really hate us and play their hearts out against us. It's a good test early in the season to see if we can close out these tight games cleanly against highly motivated teams


Zeniant

Is it just me or has Tavares been less of a force to be reckoned with since coming to the leafs? I felt like when we were playing against the islanders, Tavares was a guy we’d have to watch on the level of Crosby or malkin and now it’s like….where is he


Moist_Philosopher_

It’s your expectations that are the problem.


Zeniant

I didn’t mean to make some comparison (bad examples) I just meant the main idea is I seemed to remember him being much more of a threat when he was on the islanders vs us compared to him being mostly invisible on the leafs


Moist_Philosopher_

He has more points than all but 17 players since joining the Leafs, ahead of guys like Aho, Rantanen, Point, Matthews, etc.


Zeniant

Alright must just be some recency bias on my part. Thanks


Gear4Vegito

Tavares was never at that level.


Zeniant

Not their exact elite level but just like a guy we had to watch that was an all star threat. Now it’s just like he’s not doing much


fluffedahiphopbunny

His first season with us was Fantastic. Dropping production wise since but still has clutch moments.


panamaqj

Is that not... a penalty ?


Gear4Vegito

Bunting wanted that goal cause they took his assist away on the Kerfoot goal LOL.


micatola

Yes hammer them every chance. They want to try and fight their way back into this game? Fuck them up instead. That's what we need to with a lead. We've been way too passive in the past.


16Casey1806

Am I overreacting by saying the first line has looked like the worst of the 4 tonight?


Showtime98

Idk, they look good to me, generating chances just not getting the bounces.


TheJaysAndLeafsDude

Yes, Marner and Tavares had Grade A chances but got robbed multiple times


vruca

Nah, you're right


MentalMidget3

No. Tbh marner is all alone out there. The other 2 are way too slow against top line of other teams


PygmySloth12

They’ve been getting a decent amount of chances and haven’t had ridiculous turnovers. They’re not as far ahead of the other lines as they should be but I don’t think they’re the worst one out there.


UncleTrapspringer

It's game 3, Tavares fucking died in April, and people are ready to trade him lol this is amazing


nomdreas

Right!? People in this sub have no clue.


macmuffinpro

No, they've been pretty ineffective.


Moist_Philosopher_

Yes you are wrong


jps78

It's been the worst line in all 3 games. No overreaction. Spezza/Nylander lines are carrying this team


BuffaloSobbers1

Kind of ridiculous that Nylander and Marner aren't great at drawing penalties.


micatola

They're just elite level at creating separation. Hard to draw penalties when no one can touch you.


PygmySloth12

why do you say that?


UncleTrapspringer

I recall seeing some stats in the off-season that the Leafs were definitively 31st in the league in penalties drawn over the last 3 seasons or something ridiculous Like it was actually completely objective


BuffaloSobbers1

Generally guys who hold the puck a lot draw a lot of penalties.


formed2forge

That was on Simmer. Close call. Good job Campbell to stay calm and carry on.


ESF-hockeeyyy

Campbell making his early Vezina case already.


UncleTrapspringer

Marner has looked way more engaged tonight and Tavares has had some good looks. Not bad considering I thought his career was over and that I watched him die in April


OH-Beans

Campbell been decent tonight


zainery

The teams composure when transitioning from offense to defense leaves a lot to be desired


menolikey

Loving this Campbell/Bishop goalie tandem!!!


PygmySloth12

I’d love to see the leafs make it a 3 goal game and give Bishop some ice time at the end.


imadetpyo

I really hope they give him a few seconds of ice time just so he can say he played in an NHL game. What a story.


zainery

Only 1 goal allowed as a tandem


Matt4206969

LOVE the SOOOUUUUP chant so much


NoOneKnowsYourADog1

Is there a link for those who can't watch?


Beaversneverdie

Lilly baby. I forgive you but learn from that.


pahecko

Bad pass to Lilly there


anusohc

lily should still be able to make the play there, he was watching the pass the entire way


pahecko

I mean that's not a terribly easy pass to take, on the back hand in your feet.


anusohc

lily's right handed


OH-Beans

Didn’t Simmonds do a bad one like that last game too?


pahecko

Oh I don't know. Didn't get to watch the last game.


jkeele9a

Leaf penalty coming up for sure


UncleTrapspringer

The leafs are rolling 4 lines way better than last year, I feel like I'm not nervous with any one line or D pair out there