Thursday, September 22, 2005

Yick Here For More

What a great thing it was for this obvious Leaf fan to see some old school Leafs-Habs rivalry tonight. Such a hard-fought game for both sides, especially considering that neither team put out their best lineups. It was like looking into the future at the Leafs-Habs rivalry maybe 3-5 years from now. Still, the Leafs took advantage of a weaker Montreal defense to net four goals in regulation, while Telly and Racine kept Toronto in the lead on their way to a 4-3 win. The shootout was spicy, although my jaw dropped when they announced Antropov's name, especially after he had just missed three primo scoring oppurtunities as well as an empty net. But anyway, Montreal put forward Jan Bulis (scored), Andrei Kostitsyn, Mark Streit, Guillaume Latendresse, and Mike Ribeiro. Toronto sent out Mats Sundin (scored), Nik Antropov, Kyle Wellwood, Steve Thomas, and Matt Stajan (scored, beautiful deke, beautiful goal). Great game.

Sorry to ramble on about the Leafs, but it's the only action I get to see, so... Here are the rest of tonight's scores:

Tampa Bay 2
Carolina 5 F

Florida 4
Atlanta 3 F

Detroit 2
Columbus 3 F/OT

Montreal 3
Toronto 4 F

Chicago 3
Minnesota 2 F/OT

In other news, Darby Hendrickson has signed a two-year deal in Austria. The centre scored four points in 20 games for Colorado last season.

Annnd yeah, that is all I have. Until next time...