Monday, December 6, 2010
Cardiac Kids do it again
The Leafs seem to be perfecting the comeback. Now how about working on a 60-minute effort.
Still it was exciting as Mikhail Grabovski and Clarke MacArthur orchestrated that was more impressive than Saturday's unlike win against the Bruins. The Leafs were on the road and were down by 3 goals in the third period.
MacArthur scored 2 goals and Grabovski finished with a goal and an assist and then added the only powerplay goal to win the game. Both players were a +2. Tomas Kaberle had one of his best games in a while finishing with 2 assists and was a +3. Kaberle logged over over 28 minutes in ice time. In contrast Mike Komisarek saw less than 10 minues of ice time. Rookie Keith Aulie seemed to have benefited the most by Komisarek's lack of ice time.
Jonas Gustavsson looked quite bad in the early going and was fighting the puck. His erratic play led to a Capital goal as well as several Leaf penalties. However, he also made some excellent saves late in the game as the Leafs began to get closer. The tying goal was scored by MacAuther with just 1:24 remaining in the game.
The winning goal by Grabovski was a classic Jason Blake spinarama move that is not legal but is never called by the NHL officials.
The Leafs continue to baffle everyone. The three easy games last week against Buffalo, Ottawa and Edmonton were an embarrassment. Meanwhile they bounce back from those losses to beat two top team. Could they do it against Pittsburgh later this week?
MacArthur was left alone in front of the Capital's net and scored the game tying goal:
The Monster makes an amazing stick save in shootout:
Grabovski scores in shootout to win the game: