Where art thou, Auston? Thursday night hockey against the Minnesota Wild! Nothing quite like it!
The Leafs played a hockey game where they could’ve scored some goals and then didn’t. Dump. Chase. Dump. Chase. Lose. Let’s get right into what could probably be classified as the most boring game of the season so far, a 2-0 loss against the Winnesota Mild.
Dump. Chase. Dump. Chase.
To sum it up bluntly, the Leafs had a pair of power plays in the first period and didn’t score on either of them.
The Leafs had two shots at even strength that period. That's . . . not good.
— Draglikepull (@draglikepull) December 15, 2017
Oh, and Tyler Ennis scored a goal for the Wild, leading to at least 743 people watching the game either be confused that he’s not playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, and/or confused that Tyler Ennis is still in the NHL.
Did you want to see some goals? Well, you picked the wrong period to watch! No one scored!
Imagine showing this Leafs-Wild game to someone who'd never seen hockey before & trying to sell them on the game.
— JD Bunkis (@JDBunkis) December 15, 2017
And guess what? The Leafs still didn’t look great! The Leafs kind of rinky-dinked around the neutral zone for a bit, creating few offensive chances while not really providing a whole lot of excitement, either.
Hey, another goal against!
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) December 15, 2017
Well, they tried! Oh, they tried. They skated! At one point, Connor Brown came in on a two-on-one… and missed the net.
It would be great if there were some Leafs goals to tell you about here, but, uh, as they’ve been doing lately, they didn’t score a single one.
It isn’t a pretty game when you get shutout, and really, there wasn’t a whole lot to get excited for. Not a whole lot of rushes either way, not a whole lot of dynamic hockey, and the Leafs missed the net more times than you can shake a stick at.
Tonight’s word of the game:
On the Leafs? No one. On the Wild? Why not Alex Stalock, who pitched a shutout despite Paul Romanuk nearly jinxing it while also completely bungling the final few words of his broadcast.
Our friend Melissa sums up what we’re all thinking…
@ leafs this is not what I wanted
— Melissa (@melissaloparco) December 15, 2017
Leafs have gone from Lamborghini to minivan I see.
— Dan Cavanaugh (@Hockey_Hooligan) December 15, 2017
*sees Polak in a foot race pic.twitter.com/GDKTe0gqQb
— Andrew Mok (@drumok) December 15, 2017
A kind of game you’ll probably forget about by tomorrow, and with good reason: the Leafs are back in action tomorrow night against the Red Wings.
See ya later.