Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Here come the cliche's.  You ready?  It was bound to happen eventually. Want another one?  All good things must come to an end.  As a Leafs fan though, this one is my all time favourite; Oh well, at least we got a point. Take your pick but no matter what cliche you use, the Toronto Maple Leafs lost 3-2 to the Colorado Avalanche in overtime.  To be honest, the Leafs didn't play well enough for the win, so I'll gladly take the come from behind point.

Aside from Milan Hejduk (yes he's still playing, despite being the same age as Moses was when he received the 10 Commandments), Colorado's youth provided the rest of their offense. Goals came by way of Daniel Winnik and David Jones. As is typical with ex-Leafs who played average in Toronto, J.S. Giguere played a strong game stopping 27 shots to help the Av's to victory.

From the Blue and White perspective, Phil Kessel continued to put the puck in the net scoring his league leading sixth goal of the season.  Nikolai Kulemin guaranteed the Leafs a point, scoring late in the third period.  In addition to a goal, the Grabovski line had a bevy of scoring chances.  On the negative side, our power play was atrocious, Mike Komisarek's lack of foot speed was ever so apparent (insert Gardiner back in the lineup ASAP), and Carl Gunnarsson looked lost out on the ice.

I'll be in attendance as the Maple Leafs play the Winnipeg Jets for the fist time in 15 years on Wednesday Night.

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