OH, BOY (PRE GAME BLOG)
I going to make this pre game blog short today. Man, the last few days of me trying to do things differently to turn the Leafs' fortunes around has been difficult. I might be singing the Blues tomorrow night as the team by the same name is in town. Boy, is this exciting (not at all).
We must huddle together and pray that Bernier returns from injury A.S.A.P. He could not have been injured at a worse possible time, espically considering the standings right now. (see below)
Here are three condensed things that the Leafs need to do in order to save their playoff hopes:
No other words needed for this one. Either he gets back a superstar, or the Leafs are screwed. No disrespect to Reimer, but his confidence level is not where it needs to be.
2) Kessel must score (A LOT)
Well, Kessel is not the only one who needs to get the goals, everyone must put in a better effort as well. But Kessel is close to reaching his career high for goals (37), and isn't far away from 40. So, he must score to not only help the Leafs win, but to achieve a personal best!
3) Help from other teams
LA is in Washington, Detroit is playing Columbus, Montreal faces Buffalo, and Toronto clashes with St. Louis. Why am I mentioning all of these games, you might ask? Well, these games will determine where the Leafs will be after Tuesday night is over. Because these involve teams the Leafs are trying to PASS! The winners need to be the following: LA, Columbus, Buffalo, and TORONTO.
I am not going to bother with the prediction this time. Let me know in the comments what you think will happen. See you after the game!
P.S. I will try and lighten the mood by playing all of the goals the Leafs scored in the playoffs last year (see below)