This looks more awful and less fun to me, but whatever. HUMANS.

This looks more awful and less fun to me, but whatever. HUMANS.

This is going to be a little bit different format than your typical live blog, because it’s not going to be painfully long, and it’s just going to include neat videos, .GIF and pics that surface over the course of the evening. Interesting internetty things, if you will.

For example, if you missed it earlier, here’s CBC’s Leafs-based opening montage.

Beyond that…this is what’s happening around the league.

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This dude worked it

That’s workin’ hard right there. At ease.

His name is Scotty Newlands, and you can follow him on Twitter here, and check out his website here. (Dude, his website…just check it out, you have to.)

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This guy exists

What an ass.

what an ass

Pic by The Royal Half, as you can see.

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Thank you…Boston?

Leafs-fans chanted “Thank You Kessel” in response to the fact that Boston chants it when the Leafs are in town. As in, thanks for giving us Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton.

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Thanks, ESPN

(via Redditor searingM1)

(via Redditor searingM1)

They made an oopsie. Still, be nice to have Steve Nash on your team I bet. MVP, good Canadian boy.

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Pretty standard

There’s a good number of quality Twitter follows from Leafs-land, but I recently had to pare my list of follows down, otherwise you end up with this:

leafs feeds

…and it’s not just during games. It can be an off-day, about any topic. Gotta be careful.

By the way, I believe that was from Rick City’s account.

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AHHHHHH

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

And for those of you who don’t care if you ever sleep again, from our own Scott Johnson:

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No call, stripes?

Refs missed a too many men call in the Rangers/Capitals game, spurring the creation of this pic with the follow-up caption “Let the boys play” from Russian Machine Never Breaks:

tmm

(From @MFiller90)

Hre’s the real pic:

too many

(From elgro)

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Double birds

Redditor superiorz gives us this true hockey fan/true New Yorker:

DOUBLE BIRDS

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Hey neat

Phaneuf had a big hit on Peverly…

…moments before the Bruins scored.

(From thermal_socks)

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Forehand Shelf

After this Nathan Horton goal I tweeted:

I tweeted that because…wow:

(From apbenoit)

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Apologies for the Leafs-centricity, but that’s what the internet (and my Twitter feed) provides. If I come across anything extra special tonight, I’ll be sure to add it!

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Kronwall’d!

It happened again, and Wings fans followed it up by chanting “You Got Kronwall’d,” which is awesome.

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Not a fan of the call?

Barret Jackman, shown not necessarily agreeing with a referee’s decision:

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Homestar Brunner

OT winner, Detroit!

Comments (19)

  1. Random aside, Bourne: Tortarella really likes to juggle the Rangers’ lines. If something doesn’t work for a period, he’ll mix things up all to hell. The argument, I guess, is to try to “spark some offense” or reward those who are playing well.

    In a lot of folks opinions, though, he’s just screwing up everyone’s chemistry.

    What do you think? Have you had coaches who’d constantly mess with your lines?

    • I dunno, messing with the lines a ton is kind of like trying to start a dead car battery over and over. You can turn the key as many times as you like, but when things are dead, they’re dead. THAT SAID…sometimes you thunk on the engine kick a tire and try again and give birth to a MIRACLE. To me in-game line juggling is just a meaningless kicking of the tires when there’s a larger problem that isn’t going to be fixed with minor tinkering.

      Holy shit, I’m tired from trying to make that terrible metaphor make sense.

      • It seems like the tinkering might cause more harm than good. Grinding the gears. But we’ve taken the metaphor as far as it can go.

        How bout that Datsyuk goal? I might have liked it more than Horton’s.

    • Quenneville does that so much that Chicago fans go HERE COMES THE LINE BLENDER whenever they see Q looking grumpy. Pretty sure Kane has literally played with every line this year, and a couple of the bottom 6 have been all over the lines as well.

  2. Marchand finally broke Kessel tonight and got him to react to his stupid shenanigans. Dear Toronto, IGNORE the chirping if you want to win. Rise above. You lose when you stoop.

  3. Interesting comment from NESN color guy Andy Brickley that Peverley knew very well that Phanuef was going to hit him and let him do it, as he knew it would take Phaneuf out of the play.

  4. Jeremy Roenick is looking more and more like Rodney Dangerfield.

  5. You’ve gotta challenge that, Hiller…

  6. Marc Spector is very, very dumb. That is all.

  7. Is that Dave Chappelle next to the “Toronto Stronger” guy? Looks like he put on his old Prince costume to slip unnoticed into a Leafs game.

  8. the funny part about that nyr too many men is that the caps got the penalty for too many men on that line change!!

  9. I’m a little disappointed that the video of the girls jiggling their boobs towards the refs at the Wings game didn’t make it.

  10. Thanks for calling out that asshole with the sign. I was going to be a bit pissed if the next podcast was all about how we Boston fans are the scum of the earth, completely ignoring a guy who thinks hockey is more important than lives. Wasn’t sure the homers would bring it up.

    Help me, oBourne-wan, you’re my only hope!

    • #torontostronger is basically the top trending phrase on twitter right now from people condemning it.

      • The weirdest thing about this series is there’s a ton of Leafs fans in the Boston-themed bar (NYC) and we’ve become friends. Everybody’s been super-cool, tons of razzing but great fun.

        Toronto, I am a Boston fan and I enjoy your people.

        Except that guy.

  11. You’re too sensitive Christianne, not made for the playoffs.

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