Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Well, all good things must come to an end, and the Toronto Maple Leafs winning streak is over. The "bastard child" of all the New York based hockey teams, the New York Islanders halted our winning streak at four, with a 2 - 1 overtime victory. Phil Kessel scored the Leafs lone goal, late in the third to force OT.  The overtime result has given the Maple Leafs another streak to lay claim to.  The Blue and White are unbeaten in regulation time this season with a record of 4 - 0 - 1, with 9 points.  That my friends, is still the best record in the NHL!  Let's be honest, the Leafs deserved two points not just one.  We out played and out chanced the Islanders.  To put it simply, we were victimized by atrocious officiating.  Versteeg had a good goal that the ref deemed no good because he knocked it out of the air above the bar.  Bull$#it!  After  watching the replay, you can see that his stick wasn't too high, the goal was good. Then there was the penalty that wasn't called in OT, when Kulemin got hauled down by an Islander player.  Shortly there after, the zebra's call a debatable goaltender interference penalty on the Leafs.  Islanders goalie Dwayne Roloson went down with ease.  In fact, he looked like a seal flopping around in his net.  Evidently, it just wasn't our night.  I was at this game, and the atmosphere was great.  The best crowd reaction I've seen in six years.  Leaf fans are happy and excited again.  There is light,at the end of the tunnel.  As the old saying goes,  at least we got a point.

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