A very short recap of tonight's events in Thrasher land.
FINAL| TOR: 4 |
The game had a slow start, pretty evenly matched. The game took a turn on a painful giveaway from Kari Lehtonen. In an effort to clear the puck from behind his net he inadvertently passed it right to Boyd Devereaux who had no problem wrapping the puck around the net. It was on the Thrashers powerplay no less.
It was all maple leafs from there. The big line really showed up tonight and Mats Sundin scored another goal in the second from Poni and Antro.
Toskala had an outstanding game and registered his second shutout as a maple leaf.
Things the buds need to work on:
* The PP, the boys definitely need work in this department (0/3 on the night)
Things the buds did great:
* Solid defensive play; blocking shots, not giving them any room.
* Solid goaltening from Vesa Toskala (um…shutout? XD)
* Actually shooting on the net! (35 shots on Lehtonen)
My Leaf of the Game: Vesa Toskala
He did a great job of shutting down Ilya Kovalchuk, and who doesn't love seeing the lead scorer of the NHL be held scoreless? He had excellent positioning and kept right on top of things tonight. His rebounds were few and far between and he definitely showed why he is the number one goaltender right now.
1) Vesa Toskala (um…shutout? Hells yeah)
2) Mats Sundin (1 goal and 1 assist, great play be el capitain as always)
3) Alexei Ponikarovsky (2 goals and an assist, Poni was working real hard in the last period and it definitely payed off).Read more!