Posted by: Jeremy | December 9, 2009

Leafs make it two straight at home


Life is good in Leafland at the moment

Now that they have this whole “winning at home” thing figured out, the remainder of the season could get a little interesting for long-suffering Leafs fans. Jason Blake scored with just over four minutes left tonight to give Toronto a 3-2 win over the Islanders at the ACC, the Leafs’ second straight home victory and seventh win overall in the past 10 games.

Blake’s winner, his fifth goal of the season, came after a pair of John Tavares power play goals wiped out a 2-0 Toronto lead through two periods. Francois Beauchemin and Ian White gave the Leafs that lead with goals in the first and Vesa Toskala took a shutout to the third for the second straight game, saving 30 of 32 shots in the end to get it done. I gotta admit, the guy is playing pretty, pretty well these days.

With the win, the Leafs bump their point total to 27 and their record to 10-13-7 (or 10-20, in the language of other sports) — still only good enough for second-last in the NHL, but now just five points out of the last postseason slot in the Eastern Conference with 52 games to play. Doable, for sure, especially with the way the boys have played the last few weeks. How about a little excitement in this city, guys?

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Responses

  1. we are great again!

  2. You bet man, it’s 1967 part II…

  3. yup!!!! I booked the room for the victory riot, and the bail-out in time for the parade!!!!!!!!!


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