This one stung a bit. Bergeron should know better than to take a holding penalty like that. Bruins defense should know better than to run around like that in their own zone on a penalty kill. Whatever. Shit happens. Phil Kessel got lucky. Leafs fans can keep pretending he's a savior though. Tim Thomas deserves about 800 gold stars for everything he did tonight. He deserved a better fate in the end.
It will be interesting to see how the Bruins respond to a loss like this back home against Buffalo on Tuesday.
Despite the loss, this was an entertaining hockey game. Great action at both ends. Leafs played well. We'll give them that. Can't deny it.
Bruins didn't play a bad game either. Couple mistakes cost them. Boychuk destroyed lives. Campbell once again showed why the Bruins won the Horton-Wideman trade. Underrated pick-up. Can't say that enough. Thomas continues to play out of his mind.
Horton finally reappeared. Seemed he lost a bit of confidence recently after hitting so many posts. Hopefully tonight's goal gets him back on track.
But by far the most humorous part of the night was Leafs fans bashing the Bruins, and specifically Thomas. Funny, Leafs fans are nowhere to be found prior to tonight. Oh, except for giving up on their team, demanding the head coach get fired, and talking about how much Kessel sucks.
Then the Leafs get a shootout win when Kessel scores a fluke goal and all of a sudden the Leafs are the best team in the NHL and Kessel is a stud.
Really Leafs fans, what do you have over the Bruins? Bruins Cup drought? Leafs is longer.
Leafs gave the Bruins Rask. For Raycroft. Leafs gave the Bruins Seguin. And the Leafs are going to give the Bruins another lottery pick in the 2011 draft. Congratulations. You got a regular season shootout win. It is sad when a win like this makes you celebrate this hard. Really, that is how bad your team sucks.
After the jump, a mock recap celebrating how much Thomas "sucks".......