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FTB: A nationally broadcast embarrassment

The Leafs were humiliated by the Hurricanes and their emergency backup goalie who also works as a zamboni driver.

Carolina Hurricanes v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

The Maple Leafs started Saturday on a high after their decisive win against the Penguins on Thursday. That win was a statement after an embarrassing loss on Tuesday. Who knew that the Leafs could follow this all up with and embarrass themselves even more.

This loss was so bad it will be talked about for years. Seriously. And it was broadcast to the whole country on Hockey Night in Canada. This is a game where what happened will become the answer to bar trivia questions in the 2030’s.

The Hurricanes had to call in an emergency backup goalie on Saturday after both James Reimer and Petr Mrazek were injured by the second period. David Ayres is a 42 year-old zamboni driver. Despite two quick goals on him, the Hurricanes shut things down and he made enough stops to ensure them a 6-3 win (!) oh wait, no brackets needed there. THEY LOST TO THE HURRICANES WHO HAD SOME RANDOM 42 YEAR-OLD GUY IN NET.

It’s not even the EBUG that’s the big deal. That’s only the icing on the terrible cake. The Leafs were bad all around, and the third period was a disaster for them. Here’s our recap of last night’s game.

Here’s all that’s left to say about this.

ICYMI

The NHL trade deadline is Monday at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Maple Leafs trade Ben Harpur for Mikka Salomaki - KAtya
The Predators take on the Maple Leafs large defender.

The Maple Leafs have 20 games to secure a playoff spot - Katya
After the win against Pittsburgh, the recipe is now: Go Back Jack and Do it Again.

Don’t worry. Fulemin has thoughts about last night’s game to share.

The Maple Leafs Are The Best Joke In The World - Fulemin
I am both actually mad and laughing.

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Poll

Seriously, was that the biggest embarrassment in recent memory?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    No. There has, sadly, been worse games this season.
    (36 votes)
  • 20%
    Yep. That game is the worst of the season.
    (153 votes)
  • 26%
    It’s worse than that. This is like a game from the Carlyle era.
    (197 votes)
  • 48%
    It’s so bad, I think the MLSE executives might now consider a serious change to the front office.
    (361 votes)
747 votes total Vote Now