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.
Sheldon Keefe: "It's another embarrassing night. Embarrassing nights shock the system a little bit. We are a prideful team. I don't think today was a lack of work ethic or anything like that, today was just our execution; we couldn't connect on a pass."— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) February 23, 2020
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.
Y’all Leafs fans who missed the Carolina broadcast interview: Ayers was charming and lovely and said he’s about to go play practice goal with the Leafs tomorrow. He says he expects to get shot up pretty hard. #tmltalk— Achariya (@tanyarezak) February 23, 2020
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.
SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: For all you lovely people who listen to @arvi and I on Back To Excited, we are postponing our usual recording to Monday night in case Dubas makes the defence trade we've been dreaming about for like four years. If not, uh, we'll still record but kinda mopily— Acting the Fulemin (@ATFulemin) February 21, 2020
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.
Can MLSE do anything right?
Scotiabank Arena sign is so bright, it's 'added stress to my life,' neighbour complains - CBC News
Katherine Woodard never imagined she'd be complaining about a sign. But she says the giant glowing "S" outside Scotiabank Arena at Bay Street and Lake Shore Boulevard is so bright it's keeping her up at night.
Lundqvist’s Heir Has Arrived For New York Rangers - Blueshirt Banter
The start of Igor Shesterkin’s NHL career by the numbers.
Kings re-sign Frk to two-year deal for $725K AAV - Jewels From The Crown
[SPECIES: What the Frk?]
Golden Knights trade Cody Eakin to Jets - Knights On Ice
An era has ended. Cody Eakin has been traded. Wait, that was an era?
Seriously, was that the biggest embarrassment in recent memory?
|No. There has, sadly, been worse games this season.
|Yep. That game is the worst of the season.
|It’s worse than that. This is like a game from the Carlyle era.
|It’s so bad, I think the MLSE executives might now consider a serious change to the front office.