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Playoffs 2013Trillo Talk: Maple Leafs get Game 5 wake-up call

Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2013 | 08:45 AM

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Goalie James Reimer (34) backstopped his Toronto Maple Leafs to a Game 5 win against the Bruins at TD Garden in Boston on Friday. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) Goalie James Reimer (34) backstopped his Toronto Maple Leafs to a Game 5 win against the Bruins at TD Garden in Boston on Friday. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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You may once again refer to James Reimer as 'Optimus Reim.'  That crazy splits save on Patrice Bergeron even made me grunt 'oof!' After the game, Reimer said he thought he pulled his groin on that one.
Toronto Maple Leafs 2, Boston Bruins 1

On-Ice: What. A. Game. You may once again refer to James Reimer as 'Optimus Reim.'  That crazy splits save on Patrice Bergeron even made me grunt 'oof!' After the game, Reimer said he thought he pulled his groin on that one.

High-five and a back pat to Clarke MacArthur on his two goals in two straight games after being a healthy scratch for Games 2 and 3. He was interviewed about being benched but he maintained his composure and never sewered the team. And we all know players can let their emotions get the better of them during the playoffs!  And those Bruins are relentless. They outshot the Leafs 19-4 in the 3rd period and were successful in ensuring all Leafs fans now have no fingernails. Tyler Seguin has gone awfully quiet since Phil Kessel found his game. But Zdeno Chara? True leader. And don't act like we didn't see you cower away from a Chara hit, Matt Frattin!

Off-Ice: A local Boston radio host decided it was a good idea to wear head to toe yellow spandex in public (um, never a good idea) and parked himself outside the Leafs hotel at 7 a.m. with a megaphone. He proceeded to heckle Kessel from the street, trying to get him out of bed early. I don't know what would disturb me more, being woken up so rudely, or discovering the culprit was dressed like a luger, minus the Olympian physique?

Washington Capitals 2, New York Rangers 1 (OT)

On-Ice: It's amazing how a player can go from hero to villain in 60 minutes. It took only 53 seconds for the Rangers to open the scoring in this game, and it was courtesy of big man Brian Boyle.  The Rangers carried that one goal lead into the 2nd and that's where Boyle took a slashing penalty.  The Capitals would capitalize on the power play, thanks to Joel Ward, and they would win it in OT. After the game, Rangers coach John Tortorella, said "It's a dumb penalty and you don't kill that off.  He's a guy that's playing well but it's a dumb penalty."  

Off-Ice: Scoring is still a big problem for the Rangers. Rick Nash has been a no-show with no goals.  And just when you thought Ryan Clowe would contribute, he took a hard hit by Jason Chimera that knocked him out of the game. He just came back from a suspected concussion, so this doesn't look good.

Detroit Red Wings 4, Anaheim Ducks 3 (OT)

On-Ice: What a wild finish to this game!  The Wings had the 3-1 lead with just under four minutes to go before the Ducks scored two goals 51 seconds apart. This series has now seen four (FOUR!) overtimes!  

Off-Ice: Henrik Zetterberg got the OT winner. Pretty impressive that was his first career postseason OT goal in 115 playoff games.


Los Angeles Kings 2, St. Louis Blues 1

On-Ice: This series impressed me for the first two games, but the Kings woke up and you just knew it was lights-out for the Blues. Jonathan Quick humbled St. Louis' goal scorers and the Kings themselves didn't really run away with the offence. All the games in this series were one goal games. So, I guess what I'm trying to say is, I was a tad bit bored.

Off-Ice: So, most hockey players with a missing tooth don't bother getting a fake one to fill the gap until the off-season. I don't think Dustin Penner got that memo. And don't even try to tell me he doesn't have the money to get it fixed. It's, it's like, like a deep abyss I can't stop staring at.

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