4:39 P.M. Trudeau tries to be tough !!! …

‘ The current Leader of the Opposition introduced himself to Canadians a year ago as ‘Stephen Harper with a smile ‘ Mr. Trudeau said … ‘ It may be Andrew Scheer’s smile … But it’s still Stephen Harper’s Party … The same policies , the same politics of fear and division … If anything , they’ve been emboldened by successful campaigns elsewhere in the world to divide people against one another ‘ …

Junior knows there’s a good chance he’ll be a one term leader … As there are many people fed up with his ‘ be happy ‘ schtick , lettin’ in all the wogs he can  and just throwing non existent money down the toilet …

He can’t offer anything constructive … He can’t justify the actions he and his party have put in place … All he can do is try to scare the wogs into voting for him over Scheer …

Source: Trudeau fires up Liberals with stinging attacks against Conservatives – The Globe and Mail

7:28 A.M. What say the Toronto sports media people now ?!!! …

Well , I didn’t want to watch the Leaf season end last night so I stay up here and checked in every now and then on the score … Maybe that’s what I have to do for the next little while to help ’em out !!! … They came out flyin’ and they won … Boston tried to come back but Freddie Anderson stonewalled ’em again and this time the Leafs managed to put enough rubber behind Tuukka Rask …

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In all, Rask faced 13 shots. He allowed four goals … ‘ Sometimes you track pucks better than the other days ‘ Rask said … ‘ Today , as you probably could tell , I wasn’t tracking the puck very well … It happens sometimes … Too bad it happened today ‘…

The first goal came at 6:36 of the first period , when Maple Leafs forward Connor Brown knocked a rebound out of the air after Auston Matthews tried a wraparound attempt that Torey Krug blocked with his stick … The second came at 10:12 of the first , when Andreas Johnsson slipped behind the Bruins defense , allowing him to take a feed from Nazem Kadri and beat Rask glove side … But it was the third goal that crushed Rask and the Bruins … That came at 10:36 of the second period , from Tyler Bozak , 51 seconds after Bruins forward David Backes had cut the Maple Leafs lead to one with a power-play goal … Rask had a clear view of Bozak on the play , but he could not get his glove on the puck …

Suddenly , the Bruins were down by two again , and the game felt like it was slipping away …’ I didn’t have too many shots out there, ‘ Rask said … ‘ But just one of those , you’re fighting it … Those first two goals were nothing to do with tracking , but it’s just , never got into the game , really , and couldn’t make those stops that I should have made to keep the game tight , especially that third goal … We scored … We had the momentum going , and then they get a chance , and I couldn’t stop the puck ‘…

Then , another 1:19 after that came the van Riemsdyk goal , and the exit for Rask , who was replaced by Anton Khudobin.He ran off , toward the Bruins dressing room , and grabbed a bottle of water … As he said … ‘ Had to burn the energy somehow … ‘ I didn’t think he had it tonight ‘  coach Bruce Cassidy explained ‘… ‘ So we went with Anton. Clearly , if I thought he was on , then he wouldn’t have got pulled ‘…

The loss left Rask 5-11 in Stanley Cup Playoff games when the Bruins have a chance to end a series. He has a 2.94 goals-against average and .895 save percentage in such situations. But the game was far from all about the goaltender.

‘ Not a good effort from us ‘ defenseman Charlie McAvoy said … ‘ That’s not indicative of how he played … A couple unfortunate goals … Some odd mans … Definitely not his fault tonight. Whenever he gets pulled , we know that we didn’t do our job … He’s got our backs, and we’ve got his ‘…

The Bruins did not come out the way they had intended , especially for a team that got top-line center Patrice Bergeron back and was hoping to close out the series and avoid a trip back to Toronto for Game 6 … By the end , they looked far better , buzzing at the Maple Leafs , and finishing with 45 shots on goal , 20 of them in the third period … The Maple Leafs had 21 shots on goal , in total …

MORBNOTE ; Hmmm … Let’s do the math … Rask faces 13 shots … Let’s 4 go by him … That’s a .692 save percentage … Anderson , on the other hand , faced 45 shots … 20 !!! in the third period alone ! … And 3 went by him … That’s a .933 save percentage …

Why then is the press , after some disappointing play by the ENTIRE Leaf team , in the first two games , going on and on about Toronto needing a ‘ hot playoff goalie ‘ like Tuukka Rask and Anderson isn’t up to it ?!!! … SHIT !!! … Look at some of those replays on at least three of those bizarre saves he made in game three !!! …

Source: Rask takes blame, but plenty to go around for Bruins in Game 5