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Post Game Thread: Ottawa Senators at Toronto Maple Leafs - 16 Oct 2021

Post Game Thread: Ottawa Senators at Toronto Maple Leafs - 16 Oct 2021

idleniko

Jack Campbell only allowing 2 goals in 7 periods


chino6815

This comment needs more attention


TheUglyGremlin

The Canadians scored 2 goals through 8 periods


Turbo_911

This also needs more attention


Moist_Philosopher_

2nd in goals saved above expected [link](https://i.imgur.com/TQji8BV.png)


TheGreatJatsby

Pretty solid 60 minute effort. I am satisfied. The refs suuuuuuuck big balls though.


PM-ME-UR-NUDES_GIRL

Its been absolutely comical how bad the refs have been to start the season


mgnorthcott

Refs have obviously been 50-50 refs ever since that hot mic incident last year


burton4416

The team looked good for the most part tonight, Sandin is gonna be elite for us in the near future and Lily had an impressive outing. Hopefully Matty is good to go for Monday


alagusis

Sandin definitely going to be a stud. He looks very confident which is great to see in a young, skilled D man.


Time_Lion_227

> Sandin is gonna be elite for us in the near future It's going to be sooner than later.


Throwaway5497346

Lol what a sequence at the end there with the empty net.


Strained_Eyes

It made me unsure if Forsberg was the reason they couldn't buy one or if they had some magic wizardry and voodoo shit going on with their actual _net_


GoodShark

Honestly, credit to the Sens for not giving up. Blocking shots, doing everything they could to prevent the goal. It's be pretty easy at that point to just let it in and roll over. They knew they didn't have enough time to get down the ice and score twice, but still did everything in their power to prevent the empty net goal. Good on them.


Mac_of_TO

Yep. Like it was a hilarious sequence, and Tavares and Mitch will get a lot of mockery for it, but if it were the reverse and the Leafs did all those things to defend an empty net we wouldn't be going "haha Stutzle/Batherson/Norris are such losers lmao" we would be raving about the determined effort and defensive plays.


NSA_Wade_Wilson

The tradition of being unable to score on ENs continues!


CannedMango

Without Hyman, we may never score on an empty net again!


Shooternow

We have lost our empty net specialist.


TheUglyGremlin

The empty net king 😢👑


ehPardy

I wanted JT to get one there at the end so badly, even Marner too. Nice to see Bunting get his first as a Leaf, and Soupy looking solid again! So pumped to watch hockey on Monday night not vs a Canadian team though. Aaaaaand I miss Papi


RawmanPolak

Maple Leafs are undefeated with Alex Bishop on the roster!


Revolutionary-Swan

I know that Marner and Tavares aren’t scoring but I trust them to start doing so: they haven’t forgotten how to be elite What’s encouraging is that we’re picking up wins *despite* their not scoring Preesh the silver. I’ll add this: as a Jays fan, I just watched a team with season-long, award-worthy performances from their headline players miss the playoffs by *one game*, and it’s because the pieces around those headliners let the team down in games they should’ve won. If signings like Bunting, Kase, Kampf, and Ritchie work out, it bodes really well for the Leafs, and signs are pointing to that so far


Kevinsimps

Better depth scoring this year and they’ve gotten some good chances which gives me confidence they’ll get it rolling soon. JT seems to be working his ass off, right to the end there too.


MiamiVicePurple

JT got robbed so many times tonight. I though both he and Marner had great games despite not being able to bury any. If they look like that every night I have no worries about their production.


Kevinsimps

They both look like they’re on a mission and have something to prove this season (for obvious reasons we don’t need to discuss)


mgnorthcott

They will always be a threat. That's a given. When they continue to be a threat, they will continue to draw the highest level of defense against them. Its up to the rest of the team to win the 2nd and 3rd and even 4th line matchups against them, and if they do, that's where we can play smart hockey.


-TrashPanda

It blows my mind all of the people saying Marner had a terrible game?? Like what? He was flying, if JT scored instead of getting robbed then they wouldn't have said anything. People just can't see past the score sheet apparently.


MooseHead88

Tavares and Marner were factors in this game for sure. They were a constant threat in the ice and put in a ton of work. They were not pedestrian at all even though their score sheets are donuts. The points will come.


AKShaolin

Fingers crossed Kase stays healthy and Ritchie isn't a penalty liability but I love those signings.


Time_Lion_227

* Kampf enters the conversation. To be honest Kampf is all over the fucking place. His defensive play is ridiculously good. Every play he makes is a smart play.


superwanklampard

Future selke and lady byng winner David Kampf


B0_SSMAN

Take in, Matthews is out of the lineup too. The depth has been great so far.


CannedMango

👆


1337duck

Tavares has been his usual grinder self, just unable to get the finish due to some bad luck right now. Marner looked worse than last year for the first 2 games, but looked much better this game. Hopefully it was just shaking off the rust.


WTF_James

BUNTING


deepdishpizzastate

Bunting.


Strained_Eyes

_Bunting._


Svalbard38

**Bunting**


PM-ME-UR-NUDES_GIRL

^Bunting


[deleted]

~~Hyman~~ Bunting.


PilotSeeksRio

Bunting?


ImOffside

#BUNTING


Todaystomorrow123

Buntinator


OH-Beans

Greasy rat


TheGreatJatsby

BUNTS


931634

Blunting


charlton92s

Bunting sealed that one . Good on ya brother


ovondansuchi

We're the better team, played like the better team for the most part. Always happy to hear "Right back from where we started from". But please God, stop the own blueline turnovers for everyone's benefit.


shreddolls

Lol Marner and Tavares need to go sacrifice a goat or something


thatsong

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTr9re21AlKV5CSXrbgEHHdMl3Th28fsrfiZA&usqp=CAU


Different-Low-2916

Sacrifice Ritchie


Shooternow

LEAFS WIN MONTREAL LOSES = GREAT NIGHT BOYS! (Montreal 0-3 to start the season even better)


VanAgain

"The habs are gonna surprise a lot of people this season."


Moist_Philosopher_

I’m surprised by how bad Suzuki and Caufield look.


BeautifulTorment

Honestly, I'm not. They were riding some huuuuge hype.


RanaMahal

I mean if you want the real answer it's because they're not being sheltered anymore. Imagine we were super duper impressed with bunting, mikheyev, Robertson etc. But all of our stars left. That's what Suzuki and caufield are. They're amazing if they're on your 2nd line but I'm not confident of their first line abilities to be honest.


canuckfan4419

That’s…. Not exactly true. The biggest names up front that the Habs lost were KK, Danault, and Perry


RanaMahal

Yes but Suzuki and Caufield were not being deployed with heavy minutes like they are now... Losing Danault and does make an impact on their roster. Gally can't continue to eat minutes, their rookies are going to have to step up or they're going to have to go through a true rebuild now..


GoodShark

I mean, no Price is a big hit. On the ice, and off. The way that Montreal has relied on him. Knowing he'd be back there, it's gotta hurt to not know when that might be.


atomic-z

Looking like picking up Allen was a real good idea for them.


rodimus117

I would cross No Man's Land for Jack Campbell.


sadrapsfan

Stzule is scary. I don't hear him as often but he's very fun to watch. Weird how Caufield is talked about more


MrYamaguchi

Well Caulfield plays for the Habs so not that weird, no one gives a shit about the Sens.


alagusis

Marner will be fine. Bunting is my new best friend.


Coolsbreeze

I love Soupy. He's the best player on the Leafs right now.


JRB2000

I'm trying a few things to maintain my sanity this season: never go on twitter, absolutely never go into a game thread, and never visit this subreddit after a Leaf loss.


Moist_Philosopher_

The game thread was toxic as fuck at 2-1. It goes beyond criticism and crosses into collective mental illness.


VanAgain

Clicking the far right arrow on the Mitch haters does get tedious.


imadetpyo

I block everyone who is clearly just there to complain about salaries or bitch about Marner. The game threads are actually half decent for me now but I can’t see 1/4 of the comments


twinsterblue

It's a fucking embarrassing look on this sub. Go on Facebook if all you do is complain.


Piss-Mop

i always hang out in the r/hockey GDTs, they're pretty good for the most part, though sometimes the quarantine seal from here breaks, and some assholes get out.


twinsterblue

Sub's pretty bad during the game as well


SDAisaleaf

Through 3 games, nobody on the top line has had a goal. That sucks, but at least the best goal scorer in hockey will be back playing for the Leafs soon. I just hope it's enough to get Marner/Tavares/Ritchie going, because every other line has managed to contribute


__Happy

Honestly the second line is being DRIVEN by Nylander, don't mess with it. When Matthews comes back throw Tavares on his wing. I guess Ritchie gets sent down to the fourth where him and Wayne can piss off goalies all day.


zainery

So excited to play a non canadin team


CMDRShepardN7

I'm not excited about possibly playing against Georgiev.


AduroPinquis

Solid win. No puck luck today for Marner or JT. I'm sure that will turn around soon.


Showtime98

Great start to the game with the Simmer goal and lol the ending to the game, those two not getting any puck luck.


Samurai1221

Kace kampf bunting and Ritchie are great at puck retrieval and possession, fun to watch


Mrfantastic2

Someone pls lift the curse on JT on Marner! Also bunting is quickly becoming one of my favourite guys


Coolsbreeze

Bunting looks like a scrawny adult but then you see him play and see the abuse he takes and you're even more impressed lol


labadee

Ritchie was so ineffective on the PP blocking the goaltender's vision. He should learn a lesson from Simmonds. Ritchie was way too passive with his size


canuckistani_lad

Right? It’s like he was being polite or something.


TorontoIndieFan

Bunting looks like a great pickup, cheaper version of Hyman.


B0_SSMAN

He’s really good at pissing off the opposition too. I love this guy.


riko77can

Marner is absolutely snake bit.


Tiffer1234

To me, marner burns through the opposing teams best lines and best defense, leaving the door open for people like willy and bunts to score. I guess it's all part of his job and all, but I think people under rate how good he is at it


WeeklySherbet3

He’s just not worth his contract


Rhino131313

Wow hot take


VitaminTea

😴


Moist_Philosopher_

🥴


Piss-Mop

oh ow ouch oh fuck oh dang, ahh i have been burned so much by this incredibly hot take oof ouch owie


Quivex

wow so based how did you come up with this incredible analysis


HydroidZero

Michael Bunting. That's it. That's the comment.


CMDRShepardN7

Bichael Munting.


_cob_

Habs 0-3. That is all.


Moist_Philosopher_

Isles 0-2 👀


f1fanatic55

Marner and JT need to sacrifice a virgin or something to break their curse


Plus-EV

Plenty of those in Ottawa.


Moist_Philosopher_

Got’em


Aslightlywetnapkin

Hahahahahaha


Talos_the_Cat

Poetic ending


anusohc

MTL starts the season 0-3


mrcrazy_monkey

You love to see it


RipleyR_88

Bunting at 2 years 950k looking real nice. Ritchie at 2 years 2.5M looking real not nice.


Kevinsimps

Ritchie has been fairly invisible minus the odd penalty, JT and Marner getting some chances but can’t buy a goal. I don’t mind the line, but I’d like to see Ritchie help drive some play a bit more.


RanaMahal

Ritchie will figure it out once he's on the line with Matthews and Marner tbh. They will be big and mean and hard to play against with Matthews on to one side and Ritchie net front


Gerdius

Who would win? Two top-tier NHL players, or one empty net boi? Seriously, are Marner and JT cursed?! Both played well but just no luck at all.


macmuffinpro

I thought Liljegren did okay. Yes he made a few dumb mistakes but he'll mature out of that with more playing time/experience, hopefully. And Bunting was great.


VanAgain

Doesn't help when Simmer whips an unrushed pass into his skates.


Jonesdeclectice

Did we watch different games? I thought Liljegren was excellent and head & shoulders better than Holl has been in his two games. Made smart passes out of the zone, positionally aware, and defensively responsible. That break out pass that lead to the 2-on-1 goal was excellent!


macmuffinpro

He was great at times but really showed his inexperience at times too.


Jonesdeclectice

I’m not sure he showed his inexperience anymore than Sandin for example who twice in a row missed a hit on Ennis behind the net.


canuckpuckbeaut

Lily was great in my eyes. He did make some minor mistakes, but I always saw he quickly made up for them. He's also a smart d man, made some great defensive decisions last night


spermicidal_rampage

For three games in four nights, that was pretty decent.


kozzy15

[Post Game Recaps/Highlights](https://www.puckfeed.com/feeds/all?team=10)


Commercial-City

Who were the three stars?


GroundbreakingLimit1

Liljegren, with the laser beams up ice!


Throwaway7219017

The most exciting part about this game for me is now that its done, finally playing a team besides Montreal and Ottawa, let alone the other Canadian franchises. I really think that the Leafs will go on a bit of a run here. Although many across the league feel that the North division was weak (it wasn't), think of it this way: does every Canadian team not get up for the Leafs? The Sens and Canucks treat beating the Leafs like winning the Super-Duper Stanley World Bowl. Montreal always gets up for the games against Toronto. Edmonton is considered a huge game cause its Matthews vs. McDavid. Also, the American teams haven't played the Leafs in a long time. Perhaps when Matthews is back his sneaky shot will surprise some of them, and you know Willy isn't going to get the respect he deserves. I know the other teams watch the tape, but there is a huge difference in San Jose watching tape of Matthews vs. Montreal playing him 14 games last year.


DeathEater91

Bys laughing at Marner come on, he was great tonight.


jps78

He wasn't great at all. What game did you watch?


DeathEater91

Same one as you, just because he had some bad puck luck doesn't mean he didn't play good tonight.


jps78

He was the reason the short handed goal was scored and was invisible all game except for 1 pass. He's been horrible to start the year.


anusohc

short handed goal? what game did YOU watch lmfao


LeonardPowers

There wasn’t a short handed goal in the game, the Sens were on the power play. It’d also be weird to blame that one on him as I don’t think he was meant to be covering Norris in that situation. I don’t think you know what you’re talking about. You should have a lot more self-doubt than you do


chadisdangerous

>You should have a lot more self-doubt than you do I have to steal this holy shit


CMDRShepardN7

That one was on Kampf for puck watching. I like Kampf, but he was 100% puck watching on that play.


CMDRShepardN7

>He was the reason the short handed goal was scored and was invisible all game except for 1 pass. He's been horrible to start the year. -jps78 Exhibit #1 an argument using artificial facts.


twinsterblue

You clearly have no idea what goes on when you're watching the TV, do you? Lmfao. You're wrong on everything you've said so far


anusohc

the game where he played well defensively and set up tavares for like 3 goals and just missed on a breakaway and himself just missed the net by a couple inches


jps78

So he's Mikheyev? Great.


anusohc

you marner haters really want him traded and also want him to perform bad. you cant have both if youre actually a leaf fan


jps78

I mean don't really have to root for him to play bad when he has been bad since the playoffs. His play speaks for itself.


anusohc

then youre just a troll, it is what it is


macmuffinpro

Man, you sure are obsessed with Marner. Nearly every single comment in your post history is you bitching about him.


anusohc

i actually think marner haters are just projecting their shit life onto him. no normal person would obsess about something like this. it's been years, get over it


macmuffinpro

I just don't understand why they make bitching about this one kid their entire existence. He's not even that bad. Like, I could see being that salty if someone was holding a gun to their head and forcing them to personally pay Marner's salary but...why do they care so much? It's almost as cringe as the Nylander haters from two years ago.


anusohc

exactly, i was kinda ticked off when the contract happened but got over it as year the year went on. brushed off the hate since then but it's fucking year 3 it's time to support the boys


DeathEater91

Your mom's Mikheyev.


anusohc

fucking roasted


canuckpuckbeaut

I'm critical of Marner, but he played well last night


Toilet_Squatter

got both JT and marner on my fantasy league what is wrong w them


CMDRShepardN7

So *you're* the cursed one!


twinsterblue

Same here. Thank god I have Nylander as well. Lmao.


thatsong

Yay win! But those empty net goal attempts....


macmuffinpro

We've always sucked at potting empty netters, honestly.


nownowthethetalktalk

Well get none without Hyman.


thatsong

Marner for Hyman anyone? /s


Tiffer1234

Literally nothing can come easily for the leafs. I'm starting to think the "sacrifice a virgin" crowd is on to something


h0ckey_69

Marner ft. A 1000lb gorilla on his back


_cob_

Think it has anything to do with the ridiculous amount of criticism?


h0ckey_69

Lol oh sorry i forgot I’m in a sports thread on Reddit where it’s absolutely unheard of to expect players making ten million dollars a year to contribute (think of his FEELINGS). Bro. It’s his job. Big paycheque = big expectations. Stop coddling an adult man.


_cob_

Just because someone makes lots of money doesn't make them less human.


Piss-Mop

damn dude, i wanna come over to your house and watch the newest movies with all that projection


theGurry

Why the hell couldn't this have been the score on Thursday? Would have made the drive home a lot nicer.


MyDickIsAPotato

Was at that game too and also drove home a sad puppy


Coolsbreeze

Imagine you're a kid playing goalie for a university and you get a call from Kyle asking you to be the backup lol. I wonder if Bishop was jumping up and down all day to even get this kind of opportunity lol.


MrBalanced

Man, watching every other team pot empty netters, it almost looks easy or something...


mrcrazy_monkey

We need Hyman back for his EN skills


oh_fuck_ya_bud

Fuck the Habs


TML4life24

The Montreal Scrubs are on the verge of going down 0-3 in the season! That’s it, that’s the post.


all6ofthefriends

Keefe needs to confiscate Marner’s video games. No more Fortnite until you figure that weak ass shot out, little man.


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Sheep4732

types little man and he licks the doritos crumbs off his fingers


ReditorB4Reddit

Rielly played about as good a game as I've seen him play tonight. Constantly moving the puck up the ice, some good defensive plays. Enjoyed watching his game.


Captain_Self_Promotr

How many more games like this until some crazy leaf fan starts comparing Mitch’s contract to Skinner’s.🙃


Sheep4732

[https://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/202110160TOR.html](https://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/202110160TOR.html) Marner 64.4% CF


jps78

Matthews should ask for 20mill in his next contract for having to carry Mitch on his back


OMO3

Holl still on the ice for every 5 on 5 goal against this season. Muzzin (57% xGF) looked back to normal paired with Liljegren. Liljegren played some tough minutes and finished with just under 50% xGF. He made some good plays, made some mistakes, but played well considering it was his 1st game of the year. Great team effort. We'll be that much better when Tavares and Marner decide to start playing. Campbell is the man.


sorekev

what do you mean when Tavares and Marner start playing? They were all over the puck tonight


VitaminTea

Zeroes on the scoresheet which translates to “not playing” for a lot of fans.


mrcrazy_monkey

Tavaras got robbed tonight as well by Frosberg


StupidSexySundin

playing the perimeter doesn't really do shit, esp when it comes to Marner I noticed. JT at least will always cycle the puck effectively even when he's not scoring, and will take the puck to the net


sbirmier

Both Marner and JT looked great tonight…


Oshimai

Not complaining, just an observation. Tavares battled for the puck till the very end but Marner just sulked and skated away the instant his EN shot was blocked. Was really surprised by that.


TorontoIndieFan

There was like 2.5 seconds left I think he would have fought if there was an actual chance he could have gotten it.


fuckychucky

Marner has no fight


VitaminTea

Who gives a shit lol it was 3-1 with 2 seconds left


h0ckey_69

He’s a whiny baby


StupidSexySundin

>Not complaining, just an observation. Tavares battled for the puck till the very end but Marner just sulked and skated away the instant his EN shot was blocked. Was really surprised by that. Dude also at least got the puck to hit the crossbar with a backhand from far out, Mitch got blocked from the slot lol


merp_mcderp9459

Did the goalie from UofT get to play? I ended up missing the last half of the third


macmuffinpro

No, and that's a good thing since it would have required Jack to get hurt first.


DeathEater91

Nope.


fuckychucky

Marner's play is very concerning. And its only the reg season.


CMDRShepardN7

Am I crazy for think he looked good tonight? He and JT didn't score but they pushed the puck in the Sens zone on most of their shifts.


Tiffer1234

Nah, the marner haters are just collective ass hats


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micatola

Lmao


GQMatthews

Downvote this shit.


fuckychucky

Nooooooo. My internet pointzzzz!


TheGreatCanadianPede

Have you thought maybe he's trying for the uno reverse card this year?


931634

Has anyone seen number 16 .. Couldn't even hit an empty net at close range. Come on. For 11 mill+ he should have hit it and had the puck land out on York St. I miss Auston so damn much.


kongartist

He did have a few good plays tonight but not sure if just unlucky or if his mental state needs to settle down


DocWatson82

Nickname ideas for Bunting?


RealGingerGeezer

Not just good, he’s bun tingling good.


LeafsRamsRapsFan

Lily had 2-4 absolutely horrible plays this game. Besides that he was fine.


grilledcheeseburger

Good game from Liljegren. Gotta keep it up do that he can’t be taken out of the lineup.


winterlynn

So, was it offside?