Leafs Vs. Senators: Battle of Ontario Starts Early This Year

September 14th, 2010 by Nathan Cole Leave a reply »
Just as it is with watching the regular Toronto Maple Leafs, it was eerily similar with their rookies.  There was moments of brilliance and great excitement, and times of absolute frustration and annoyance.  This likely could be said of watching any team, but the Leafs always seem to excel at these highs and lows, and it seems the same could be said of their prospects.  The Leafs fell 3-2 to the Senators on Tuesday night in a rather compelling game.

It was likely the fastest game the prospects have played in terms of pace, and the most physical, which only makes sense since they were playing the Ottawa Senators.

Jerry D'Amigo finally showed what he was capable of, absolutely flying around the ice at times creating chances and attacking the net.  His blazing speed was far more evident in this game than in any of the others, and he put it to very good use on the special teams.

D'Amigo's strong forecheck allowed him to steal the puck on the penalty kill, then he sped away from the Ottawa defenders in their zone, killing time all the while.

Also, just before the second period ended, D'Amigo stole the puck again raced u ...

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