Maple Leafs 9, Thrashers 1
At about 18:55 EDT yesterday, I hit Rogers.com and forked over $2.49 to get Leafs TV. I then wrote this entry and made my way to the television with the digital receiver to see if channel 414 had been activated yet. Mere seconds before the puck dropped, Leafs TV came to life and I settled in to watch what would be a tremendously entertaining game for Leafs fans.
It was utter and complete dominance. The trio of Jeff O'Neill, Jason Allison and Darcy Tucker had their way with the Thrashers, seemingly scoring at will. O'Neill had a hat trick and added an assist while Allison and Tucker added four points each. Lets not forget offensive superstar Bryan McCabe and his five point night. Up 6-1 in the third, things got even more interesting....
Eric Boulton took a run at Lindros which resulted in a pile up of sorts and a series of squirmishes. Niclas Havelid tried to draw Lindros into a fight but #88 wasn't particularly interested. Then, Andy Sutton infuriated me with a real cheap shot on Tucker resulting in 20 stitches and a pool of blood that could be seen behind the net for the remainder of the game. Then, more fights including one that had me a little nervous. I'm not sure Allison should be taking haymakers to the head considering past injuries. To rub a little more salt in Hartley's wounds, the Leafs went on to score a few more. In this instance, it was completely justified.
It was the best $2.49 I ever spent.
|Current Record||Last Games||Season Leaders|
Tied for 4th in Northeast
|9-1 Win vs. Atlanta
4-2 Win vs. Philadelphia
6-5 Shootout Loss vs. Ottawa
|B. McCabe - 9
J. Allison - 7
T. Kaberle - 7
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