After losing a very winnable game in regulation on Monday against a bad team, the Leafs decided to lose a very winnable game in the shootout against a bad team.
Let’s walk you through the goals of this one. There weren’t a lot, so we’ll keep this short.
1-1 Nick Bjugstad goal
Overhead view of Bjugstad goal: pic.twitter.com/3E8ISLSI9z
— Cats On The Prowl (@Cats0ntheprowl) November 23, 2017
I mean, what is there to discuss here? The hockey gods are cursing Connor Carrick, of course.
(1-1) Nazem Kadri goal
“A perfect shot by Nazem Kadri” is becoming a near nightly-occurrence. Though it was a mostly open net… Nazem still had to you know, do the thing. A great 2-on-1 rush, and it was now a 1-1 hockey game.
Auston Matthews non-call
This overtime got a little weird, with Nazem Kadri starting it off in the box… but the overtime still being 3-on-3 due to a previous Panthers infraction as well.
Then this happened!
Still trying to figure out what is a penalty/shot.
If only the NHL had a book,
like a book of rules that we could check. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/md6cnuBwXP
— The Leafs Nation (@TLNdc) November 23, 2017
No comment, but alas, no OT winner for Auston.
Patrick Marleau shootout goal
After Alex Barkov scored in the second round of the shootout, the Leafs needed a hero. Daddy Marleau came through to keep the shootout going:
Unfortunately, Nick Bjugstad scored again to end it in the fourth round.
If you’d like to relive the horror of the shootout in all its glory, well, here it is.
See you tomorrow.