Leafs Continue to Role Since Trade Deadline

March 22nd, 2010 by Brandon Logan Leave a reply »
With a 3-2 shootout win over Montreal on Saturday night, the Maple Leafs have moved to 7-2-1 since the trade deadline, and they are only four points behind three eastern conference opponents. With the possibility of passing these teams and giving Boston a lower pick, this upcoming week will be huge for the Leafs.

Leafs rookie, Jonas Gustavsson, recorded his fifth straight win Saturday night. Besides a weak goal given up to Brian Gionta in the dying minute of the first period, Gustavsson was rock solid.

Since Giguere has been traded to Toronto, Gustavsson has a 5-1 record, including the fluke loss against New Jersey, in which Toronto surrendered three goals in the last five minutes.

The first line of Tyler Bozak, Nik Kulemin, and Phil Kessel continued to role. Bozak and Kulemin both recorded two points, while Kessel sniped his 28th of the year on a great cross ice pass from Kulemin.

The extra time session was once again good to the Maple Leafs. The shootout lineup of Kessel, Kulemin, and Mitchell was successful again, with just Kessel failing to record a goal. This was Toronto's third shootout win in a row, which adds to their 2-0 overtime reco ...

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