Morgan Rielly of the Toronto Maple Leafs against David Pasternak of the Boston Bruins.
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Hot mic catches Morgan Rielly's reaction to the Game 7 OT goal

Published May 12, 2024 at 1:37 PM

Yes, sorry Toronto Maple Leafs fans, but we have to relive it even if it only happened a week ago. David Pastrnak struck in overtime, winning Game 7 for the Boston Bruins again, sealing the deal with an overtime winner.

Now, as the offseason begins, the blame game is in full swing. Mitch Marner's getting roasted for not putting in enough hustle to stop Pastrnak's game-winning goal. However, new footage shows Morgan Rielly shouting to goalie Ilya Samsonov just before Pastrnak's heroics.

In the clip, you can hear Rielly's voice as clear as day, but Samsonov stays put in his crease, leaving fans scratching their heads. Was he thinking the same thing as the rest of us? Could he have made a move to poke the puck away?

You can hear Morgan Rielly in the background scream out to Samsonov telling him to poke check Pastrnak

«Poke Sammy»

Samsonov's a free agent come July 1st. With the season he's had, some fans are saying it might be time to say goodbye and give Joseph Woll a shot in the net full-time. Change might just be what the Leafs need to take that next step.

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Hot mic picks up Morgan Rielly's remark to Ilya Samsonov in Game 7 OT
May 12   |   1265 answers
Hot mic catches Morgan Rielly's reaction to the Game 7 OT goal

What do you think was the main factor in the Maple Leafs' Game 7 loss to the Bruins?

Samsonov didn't poke check33426.4 %
Marner didn't perform31024.5 %
Bad luck15412.2 %
Bad execution46736.9 %
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