Wednesday, April 2, 2014

One down, 5 to go

What looked like a cakewalk almost 3 weeks ago has turned into a heart attack for this guy.

An eight game losing streak at this time of year will do that for you.  Being a fan of the team that is at the center of the hockey universe just magnifies the pain ten fold. 

All the talking heads in the hockey world have said that for the Leafs to make the playoffs, they would have to win their final 6 games, and hope for a little help along the way.

Last night, the first win was accomplished, 3-2 over Calgary.  Probably the toughest of the remaining 5 games is on Thursday against the Bruins. 

Who do I think is going to be the key to the Leafs winning on Thursday?

This guy.

For Phil to reach the 40 goal mark for the first time in his career, he needs 4 goals in the team's final 5 games.  Phil has gone without a goal in the past 4 games, and I believe that if he pots 1 or 2 against the Bruins, the Leafs will prevail.

Yes, I know that sounds kind of hopeful, but when your team endures an 8 game losing streak at the worst time of the year possible, hope is what you're reduced to.

Ahhh...the life of a diehard Leafs fan.

Thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Gonna be a good one tonight, can't wait!

  2. Two assists for Phil the Thrill! And a minor episode of cardiac arrest for anyone listening/watching.

  3. Yes, cardiac arrest for sure! It was good to see the faithful in the ACC give Reimer a hand when he came in. That had to make him feel pretty good.