February 12, 2012

The Price was Right-Leafs Can't Buy a Goal

On a night where everything was to go right as the Toronto Maple Leafs honoured one of their captains from the past, the Leafs of today decided to 'stink' up the ACC.

It was Matt Sundin's Night and all of Leaf Nation was honouring the Big Swede with watching his famous Number 13 being raised to the rafters, on display with past Leaf greats such as Armstrong, Sittler, Gilmour, Clark and fellow Swede Salming.

But the Montreal Canadians had other plans tonight as the dominated the Leafs right from the drop of the puck. As Habs goaltender Carey Price mentioned after the game, he felt honoured to watch the Sundin ceremony and felt a 'chill' up his back but it wasn't going to stop him from playing his game which in every one's eyes was to perfection.

The 1st period was a good period of hockey for both teams as they tested each other out but it ended in a scoreless tie.

The Habs came out flying in the second and scored 4 unanswered goals that we all think the Leafs forgot to come out and played but instead sent out a Junior team of some sort in their place.

The bottom line really was as Coach Wilson stated is ''Carey Price made all the stops and we didn't get very many, so it made for a difficult night.''

The strange thing is the Leafs outshot the Canadians 32-18 for the game and where the Habs had just 3 shots in the 3rd and scored their 5th with insult to injury, Price added a assist too.

It was that kind of evening in Leaf Nation, where everyone is pumped ready for a great game and then our Laughable Leafs came out flatter then a pancake! It just shows that the young Leaf club has a little ways to go before they can declare themselves in the same category as the Bruins, Wings or even the Flyers.

Notes from the game.

Interesting observation, $7.5m of salary sitting out this game as healthy scratches (Armstrong and Komisarek)

Carey Price recorded his 16th shutout of his NHL career

Under the category of 'Who Cares' past LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant was in attendance last night in Toronto.

Leafs are off for a couple of days then into Calgary to take on the Flames on Thursday 16th, game time 9pm eastern. Catch it on SNET-Ontario.

Until Next Time

See you after the Game

Coach Nye

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