Jonas Gustavsson got the start tonight against Ottawa, and looked solid in his first NHL start. Hockey is a game of millimeters and that continued to be the case tonight as a reviewed goalùdisputed over a questionable high stick by Donovan batted the puck past Gustavssonùput the Senators ahead to stay. Alfredsson scored on a penalty shot which turned out to be the winner. Both were scored in the second period after a scoreless first. After the Leafs' defensive acquisitions in the offseason, a 2-1 score is probably typical of the low-scoring game Burke and Wilson envisioned the Leafs to play. The Leafs came out flat in the first two periods, but after StajanÆs power play goal, his third goal in three games, the Leafs had several opportunities which made the game interestingùthe best of ...
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