Maple Leafs 0 v. Sabres 3: Surprise, Surprise

I don't know what the deal was with the fans booing the Maple Leafs. Are they shocked that a very good Buffalo Sabres team beat the Leafs 3-0? First off, the Sabres are better. Bottom line. Second, they are the Buffalo Sabres. They could dress the Wellington Dukes Provincial Jr. A team and the Sabres' mystique would be enough to beat the Leafs.

Seems like there was a lot of rage in the game thread too. I get it. It's frustrating to see a lot of hard work come to naught but a million f-bombs does't rescue the game. Sometimes the Leafs will lose beacuse the opponent is better. In this case, as in those, it's more interesting to read about what the Leafs' need to do to get to that team's level instead of a 100th instance of "Fuck (player)". So let's get back on track: What did you like from this game? What needs to improve?

Disclaimer: I slept through most of the second and woke up to a 2-0 deficit but that first period was pretty much what I expected from the buds this year. Lots of big hits, lots of hard-skating, lots of chances and lots of good saves. What was missing? The goals. Sigh.

To put you all in a better frame of mind - Let's all laugh at Keith Ballard:

 

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Pension Plan Puppets

You must be a member of Pension Plan Puppets to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pension Plan Puppets. You should read them.

Join Pension Plan Puppets

You must be a member of Pension Plan Puppets to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pension Plan Puppets. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker