Toronto Maple Leafs Looking Like Playoff Contenders Down the Stretch

March 4th, 2011 by Eric Warren Leave a reply »
The Toronto Maple Leafs climbed to within three points of the eighth-seeded Carolina Hurricanes and within one point of the ninth-seeded Buffalo Sabres with an impressive win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia last night.

A lot is being said of the Leafs' current success that has seen them go a combined 16-8-5 since the turn of the year and a run of 6-1-3 in their last 10 games.

One of the biggest secrets to the team's success as of late has to be the emergence of Phil Kessel. The Leafs forward has exhibited a great deal of "truculence" in regard to his style of play than he has at almost any time in his career to date.

He's even throwing the odd check.

Phil Kessel isn't the only one contributing, though. Nikolai Kullemin, who is arguably one the most complete players in the league right now, is contributing on a regular basis and has five points in his last five games.

Though he has only scored three goals in the last ten games, Mikhail Grabovski has also scored five points in the last five games.

Clarke MacArthur, who despite having a bit of a scoring slump as well, has chipped in with four points i ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.