After three games, a frightening trend has developed. In every game the Leafs owned a third period lead before getting caught from behind. Last night, we scored three unanswered goals in the third to overcome a two goal deficit before Jason Spezza's goal tied it up and sent it into overtime.
For the second time in three games, overtime solved nothing and we went to a shootout. I predict the Leafs will go winless in shootouts this season. In fact, we might go goal-less. Can anybody on this damn team score on a breakaway or is this just part of the deal when Hasek is between the pipes?
Much like Saturday's game, last night's contest was truly exciting. End to end rushes, wide open play, lots of scoring opportunities and goals, lead changes, you name it. Last year if the Leafs were down by two heading into the third there was no chance of a comeback. Last night, we roared back against a better opponent in their building. A nice W against the Flyers tonight and we might start planning that parade again.
Current Record Last GamesSeason Leaders0-1-2
5th in Northeast6-5 Shootout Loss vs. Ottawa
5-4 Loss vs. Montreal
3-2 Shootout Loss vs. OttawaT. Kaberle - 5
B. McCabe - 4
E. Lindros - 3