« Rockin' Out At The Star | Main | Our April, Trudeau wins, Leafs playoff bound and Jays are back, kind of... »

04/28/2013

Did the Leafs blow the first Toronto vs Montreal playoff series since 1979?

Steve Russell - Staff Photographer - @RussellPhotos

 

Last night the Leafs dropped a game 4-1 to the Montreal Canadiens putting our first playoff meeting with the Habs since 1979 in jeopardy.

A Leafs win would have set the table for the 16th playoff matchup between the teams.

Even worse the Leafs' loss puts their playoff destiny into the hands of the dreaded Ottawa Senators who with a victory in regulation tonight against Boston would send the Leafs to open the playoffs in Beantown against the Bruins.

I'm sure ever Leaf fan dreads that matchup, the Bruins are 3-1 against Toronto this year, but I'm sure that they hate having the Senators in a position to dictate our playoff future.

 

Blog-leafs-0001
Toronto Star writer Paul Hunter is honoured with a spot on the Toronto Maple Leafs' media wall of honour.

 

Blog-leafs-0002
Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban during the anthem.

 

Blog-leafs-0005
Toronto Maple Leafs centre Leo Komarov checks Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jarred Tinordi.

 

Blog-leafs-0006
P.K. Subban checks Joffrey Lupul.

 

Blog-leafs-0007
Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban checks Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf.

 

Blog-leafs-0008
Toronto Maple Leafs Jay McClement is checked trying to wrap around.

 

Blog-leafs-0010
Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Joffrey Lupul screens Montreal Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj on Phil Kessel's goal, Toronto only goal of the game.

 

Blog-leafs-0011
Toronto Maple Leafs centre Mikhail Grabovski dives for the puck as he is checked by Montreal Canadiens centre Lars Eller.

 

Blog-leafs-0013
Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher celebrates their first goal on Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer.

 

Blog-leafs-0014
Montreal Canadiens' David Desharnais and Nazem Kadri face-off after the second Montreal goal.

 

Blog-leafs-0015
Max Pacioretty is pancaked by Dion Phaneuf.

 

Blog-leafs-0016
Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer (34) rolls as Brendan Gallagher celebrates the third Montreal goal.

 

Blog-leafs-0017
John-Michael Liles gets tangled up with Travis Moen.

 

Blog-leafs-0018
Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer gives up the fourth Montreal goal and was pulled.

 

Blog-leafs-0019
Three minutes into the third period the Leafs had only mustered seven shots on goal, they woud finish with 17.

 

Blog-leafs-0020
Joffrey Lupul, Nazem Kadri and Phil Kessel battle as the Toronto Maple Leafs drop the last game of the season 4-1 to the Montreal Canadiens.

 

Blog-leafs-0021
Toronto Maple Leafs centre Mikhail Grabovski waits for the puck to drop.

 

Blog-leafs-0022
Habs fans get dowsed with popcorn.

 

Blog-leafs-0023
Linesman Jonny Murray takes down Ryan White.

 

Blog-leafs-0009
A goaltender with Ned Flanders on his mask held the Leafs to one goal.

 

 

 

 

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bf8f353ef017eeaa4cd7b970d

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Did the Leafs blow the first Toronto vs Montreal playoff series since 1979?:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

"Linesman Jonny Murray takes down Ryan White."

nope... That was a dirty post-game cross check by Phaneuf

Fellow Leaf Fans and Followers:

Most of you are, however if an outside observer I am sure you will enjoy this heartfelt Blog from yours truly "Leaf fan extraordinaire Billy "Obviously" McDowell.
"I had the pleasure of watching last nights game vs The Bruins at Joe Doggs, packed with Leaf fans starving for the Playoffs,
the air was electric......at least until about the 5 minute mark of the first period. After the game I thought you know for the past few weeks we have heard about the tragic incident in Boston and CNN this and CNN that, weeks about the bad guys and so on and the fact that the Bruins were playing for more than a game but for the people of Boston and I thought how cool and perhaps that was so but now after all was said and done and people are getting their lives back together, I have two simple words going into game two Saturday night.......F**K BOSTON!!!!!

Go Leafs Go!!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.