GO LEAFS GO!
Well that didn’t take long...
GOAL: Tomas Tatar buries a gift of a bounce. 1-0 Habs.
Bit of an unfortunate bounce off a Leafs’ skate right to Tatar, who was all alone at the side of a wide open net.
Tomas Tatar scores— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) April 12, 2021
Assist right off Galchenyuk's skate pic.twitter.com/Ica9v1ut65
The Leafs’ top line came back with a really good chance.
Galchenyuk takes the hit to advance the puck to Marner off the give-and-go pic.twitter.com/qEWGBV0boK— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) April 12, 2021
Our young smol wonderboy trying to make his mark in the NHL.
Slightly wobbly but good rush up the ice by Robertson— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) April 12, 2021
Takes a hit along the way and nearly gets a chance on net pic.twitter.com/RFkls5CIb0
GOAL: Oh, so that’s what a powerplay goal for looks like. 2-0 Habs.
Nick Suzuki scores on the PP pic.twitter.com/oCIdcZjddc— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) April 12, 2021
Everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong so far.
Leafs called for too many men pic.twitter.com/KvJSJzNE5D— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) April 12, 2021
First Period Thoughts
Offense: It was a poor period all around. They didn’t get bounces, they didn’t get powerplays, and they didn’t play well. They only had 8 shot attempts, 3 shots on goal, and one good scoring chance.
Defense: Montreal, on the other hand, had 25 shot attempts, 12 shots on net, and 6 scoring chances. It resulted in 79% expected goal share for Montreal.
Special Teams: No powerplays, and allowed a powerplay goal by Montreal. Not great.
More shots please.
Robertson gets the Leafs first shot in a while pic.twitter.com/imD9KxNkEk— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) April 13, 2021
That’s the stuff!
Heads-up play by Tavares to pick up the puck— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) April 13, 2021
Hyman can't get all of the shot pic.twitter.com/0oS4kiLSbd
GOAL: Marner sets up Matthews for a beautiful goal. 2-1 Habs.
What a pass by Marner— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) April 13, 2021
Sets Matthews up for the deflection pic.twitter.com/DwtAhLXqYa
GOAL: John Tavares creates goals from chaos. 2-2 tie game!
Chaotic mess but the goal makes it worth it pic.twitter.com/3jCRMPLh8z— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) April 13, 2021
GOAL: By law, Josh Anderson scores against the Leafs. 3-2 Habs.
Josh Anderson gets the lead again pic.twitter.com/mwA0ntmEYb— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) April 13, 2021
Matthews still hunting for more goals.
Matthews and Marner looking for tying goal pic.twitter.com/2c1yK2fIDU— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) April 13, 2021
Second Period Thoughts
Offense: Much better period. The Leafs had 25 shot attempts, 13 shots on goal, and 8 scoring chances.
Defense: It was a better but just okay period for defense. They gave up 14 shot attempts, 7 shots on goal, and 6 scoring chances. That’s as many scoring chances against as they gave up last period.
Special Teams: They had one powerplay that didn’t score. And water is wet.
Thank you Jack.
Campbell bails out Marner pic.twitter.com/Iq0xVw3oli— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) April 13, 2021
Thank you Campbell x2
Holy Jack Campbell pic.twitter.com/w07Fh1IFFT— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) April 13, 2021
GOAL: Habs score an empty net goal. 4-2 Habs.
Tatar empty-netter pic.twitter.com/gIwE3dGgoZ— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) April 13, 2021
Third Period Thoughts
Offense: The Leafs generated almost no offense at all this period.
Defense: They didn’t give up much on defense either, but the offense was a problem. They only had 3% of the expected goal share with less than 4 minutes in the period.
Special Teams: Another powerplay chance, another zero goals.