Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 3
Mats Sundin has been a Maple Leaf for over a decade. During that time, I've always felt he got a bum rap from fans. Perhaps it's because he's not Canadian, perhaps it's because he's not Wendel Clark or Doug Gilmour, but there's no doubt he's under appreciated in Toronto.
The fact of the matter is, he's our best player. In fact, for a decade now he's been our best player. There have been flashes of greatness from Curtis Joseph, Alexander Mogilny and Ed Belfour, but season after season you can bet #13 is displaying the greatest amount of skill and leading the charge. I'm not a huge Sundin fan myself, but I can appreciate what I see more often than not, and I saw it again last night. The man can play.
Sundin's goal and assist helped the Leafs win an important Saturday night game against the defending Stanley Cup champs. When you play in the Northeast, every game is important. Ottawa and Montreal are threatening to run away and hide and Boston and Buffalo don't seem particularly interested in conceding. It's going to be a dogfight to the finish.
|Current Record||Last Games||Season Leaders|
4th in Northeast
|5-3 Win vs. Tampa Bay
4-3 Loss vs. Carolina
2-1 Win vs. Florida
|B. McCabe - 16
E. Lindros - 13
J. Allison - 12
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