The 2015 Maple Leafs have really shed their reputation of being lazy and bad defensively, and have developed a brand new one: working really hard, but still losing.
Tonight was no different, except for the Leafs looking like they had a win in the bag. That is, until Washington scored with 1.7 seconds left. This is the new Leafs tragedy we will be talking about for years to come. #ItWasTwoOne
The Leafs got off to a great start, with Daniel Winnik opening the scoring 2:36 into the game – a nice change from the early goals that have gone against the Leafs as of late. This was just the fourth time in fourteen games that the Leafs have scored first.
Despite the Leafs lead and solid play, all the CBC crew could talk about was how great Alexander Ovechkin is, as if they had just discovered it. It was…perplexing.
it feels like this cbc announcer crew just realized ovechkin is good. like right before this game they clued in
— incarcerated bobby (@bobbycappucino) November 8, 2015
All of their worshipping gave Ovechkin enough power to tie the game up on the powerplay five minutes into the second.
3-on-3 more like ?-on-?
— The Leafs Nation (@TLNdc) November 8, 2015
The first six shooters would be held scoreless in the shootout, until Ovechkin – who else – scored to give the Caps the win.
James Reimer had a great game, especially in the third period when Washington really dominated the Leafs. Unfortunately, he walks out with a L on his record, but his .935 save percentage in this game bumps him up to .913% on the season. He’s making the most out of Bernier’s injury.
The Leafs head to Dallas on Tuesday to take on the Stars for the second week in the row. The game starts at 8:30.