Three goals in three minutes and three seconds in the third period. Yes, the Toronto Maple Leafs actually came back from a two-goal deficit after two periods to gain a point in the standings.
Let's get right to it with some thoughts on the game:
- Although most of my hair was pulled out in frustration, the Leafs displayed a lot of heart tonight and they deserve credit. It's hard to remember the last time the Leafs came back from a two-goal deficit in the third period, but it's encouraging they managed without captain Dion Phaneuf.
- Kudos to Nikolai Kulemin on the game's first goal. Instead of shooting under pressure he opted to hold on to the puck, position himself for a quality sc...
The Toronto Maple Leafs (4-0-1) look to remain undefeated in regulation tonight against the New York Rangers (1-2-1) at the Air Canada Center in what should be a spirited affair.
Some of the storylines heading into tonight's game include Sean Avery (surprise, surprise), Kris Versteeg and Dion Phaneuf.
Let's start with the super pest, Avery. It was only six days ago the 30-year-old agitator was attempting to get under Mike Komisarek's skin. Surprisingly, Avery only received a two-minute minor and no disciplinary action was taken. My personal opinion aside, Avery should anticipate a whole lot of weight flying his way. However, it's important the Leafs don't get too caught up in his antic...
In an interview conducted by the FAN 590, Brian Burke revealed the Toronto Maple Leafs are "open for business" regarding trade negotiations.
Although Burke didn't reveal specifics, one would assume the Leafs are in the market for a big center. To be fair, Tyler Bozak and Mikhail Grabovski provide decent production down the middle, but neither are an adequate choice for a number one center in the long-term.
So get your trading caps on because the Internet is going to be flooded with trade proposals, most of which completely ridiculous. With rumors afloat that the Leafs are interested in Brad Richards, who is a pending unrestricted free agent, Burke declined to comment when asked if he w...