Wednesday, November 3, 2010
SCORELESS IN TORONTO!
Three games have come and gone since my last blog. In those three games, the Toronto Maple Leafs have incurred three losses and have only managed to score a total of two goals. In games against Boston and the New York Rangers, the Leafs were held off the scoreboard, losing both games by a count of 2 - 0. In last nights game, the Leafs spotted the Ottawa Senators three straight goals before ending a streak of over 162 minutes without scoring. The Sens beat the Leafs by a score of 3 - 2. Clearly, the Maple Leafs are having trouble scoring. However, it's not due to a lack of trying. The Maple Leafs have outplayed and outshot the opposition in all of these contests. Having said that, I do feel the team has strayed away from the strong fore check, and breakout speed, that lead to their strong start. I'm not hitting the panic button just yet. We are a .500 hockey team with 11 points in 11 games. Remember, it took us until December to get five wins last season. Our defensive depth will be tested tonight versus the Washington Capitals, as the Leafs look to get back into the win column without captain Dion Phaneuf. Phaneuf will miss 4 - 6 weeks due to a leg laceration.