Tyler Bozak Breaks Goalless Drought in Leafs Win over Canadiens

February 25th, 2011 by Dustin Pollack Leave a reply »

It seems one of themes of the Toronto Maple Leafs season has been the teams battle with inconsistencies. Prior to the rise of James Reimer the Leafs battled with inconsistent performances in goal from J.S Giguere (11-10-3) and Jonas Gustavsson (6-13-2).

The same inconsistency has plagued Leafs leading goal scorer Phil Kessel, captain Dion Phaneuf and centerman Tyler Bozak through points of this season.

Bozak, an undrafted 24-year-year old who was brought into the organization last year after playing close to two seasons with the University of Denver of the WCHA. Bozak played 39 games with the Leafs in the 2009-2010 season and picked up eight goals and 27 points. His offensive success gave him a spot on the Leafs first line to start the 2010-2011 season playing alongside sniper Phil Kessel.

However, the offensive achievement which he obtained last season has not carried over to 2010-2011 as going into tonight’s tilt with the Montreal Canadiens, Bozak had just nine goals and 20 points in 60 games and was carrying a 14 game goalless drought on his back. But tonight Bozak scored two goals (including the game winner) an ...

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