Tonight the Leafs were down the Queen Elizabeth Way in Buffalo, NY to take on the Sabres. The game was their 60th of the season, as we enter the third third of the season and well into the playoff hunt.
Here are some of my thoughts from this game.
Thanks for nothing, Zebras
The referees certainly had their hand in affecting tonight’s contest. Somehow the Sabres played a perfectly clean game, while the Leafs were guilty of 4 minor penalties. I’m not advocating for the refs intentionally evening things out, however, there were some obvious infractions committed by Buffalo that went uncalled. Here are just a couple examples:
Hyman knocked down by Eichel. No call. #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/NRZ0N0iKK0
— Maple Leafs Hotstove (@LeafsNews) February 17, 2020
Kapanen’s eyes became dinner plates pic.twitter.com/Eb1PKF3Tq3
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) February 17, 2020
There were also some calls against the Leafs that, while I know I have blue goggles on, looked suspicious to me such as this one that allowed the Sabres to go ahead in the 3rd period… more on that later.
The Muzzin tripping penalty that resulted in an Eichel PP goal. #LeafsForever pic. …
Author: Ryan Hobart / The Leafs Nation