First Period

The crowd thinks the Leafs have scored but Artem Zub flipped it up over the open net.

Joonas Korpisalo goes down on a save from a good chance from the Max Domi line; he's flopping around a lot so far.

Timothy Liljegren takes a turn missing the open net, but then Auston Matthews tries this shooting thing.

1-0 Leafs officially a tip by Knies

Tyler Bertuzzi busts a goalless drought by just hanging around the net.

2-0 Leafs

It's Ottawa-style turnovers being served tonight. With a side order of flailing goalie.

The fourth line with the third pair defence just did a classic Leafs zone entry and activated defence cycle, and the Sens just endured. The fourth line.

Brady Tkachuk gets dumped as he's turning the puck over, and TJ Brodie gets to sit for two minutes. The PK was very successful, and fun to watch them do the perfectly executed triangle defence.

Nick Robertson draws a penalty and the Leafs get to try this power play thing.

Leafs fall down twice trying to get the puck up the ice. Not Bertuzzi! But this is not the "how they draw it up" power play like the PK was.


You know when the box of chocolates is down to like six left and you're playing chicken on who is going to take the one really good one and suffer the domestic resentment? This has nothing to do with hockey, but it's what's on my mind.

Oh, Sens bad/Leafs good, btw.

Second Period

The Senators respond aggressively at the start of the second which should help to wake us all up.

Jones just barely makes a save on Tim Stützle . The gods are smiling on Jones right now.

Josh Norris takes a penalty for an accidental high stick in the offensive zone.

Claude Giroux sets up Parker Kelly for a shorty:

2-1 Leafs

Giroux gets another shorty rush, as the Leafs are just not quite on the ball on the power play.

Stützle gets the puck, and he shoots at a prepared Jones, who can't freeze the puck (because he just can't do that ever) and no one has the trailing Sens skater who pops it in easy.

Tie game

The Leafs get a power play with 27 seconds left.

They promptly give up a shorty break and then can't score on their turn.


When you have a goalie like Jones in net, you have to play a certain way. You have to allow for who he is, what he can do.

Massively improved Senators game in the second.

Third Period

We start with most of the power play from last period, but only a few chances come of it, no goals.

Things get chippy as a Brady Tkachuk hit on Jake McCabe riles up Bobby McMann, and then a scrum makes William Lagesson go for Ridley Greig.

Ottawa takes the lead on a goal that bounces off of Jones.

3-2 Ottawa

Sens are pulling even in SOG and five-on-five Corsi, but the Leafs aren't making it easy.

Leafs somehow miss a wide open net by millimetres again.

Leafs pull Jones early as you should if you like winning.

Tkachuk gets the ENG which is what usually happens (avoid having to pull the goalie with this one neat trick...)

4-2 Ottawa

Leafs can't get a seriously good chance out of the remaining minute and a half.