I forgot to mention in the last blog that Vesa Toskala has reinjured his groin, and that is what is believed to have lead to the 3rd goal by New York Monday night.
So the Leafs pulled out a win against Tampa Bay last night, with help all over the board. That was Tampa's 1st loss on home ice in regulation this season. Hagman scored twice, continuing his red hot play, he now has scored 5 goals in 3 games. Gunnarsson had 3 assists and Beauchemin made a great diving play to break up a Ryan Malone breakaway when the game was still tied at 3. Jonas Gustavsson held down the fort for a 4-3 win.
The leafs jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead that disappeared in 30 seconds. The Leafs scored again to make it 3-2, but again they blew the lead and it was all tied up, Until late in the 2nd when Matt Stajan busted free and picked top corner on Niittymaki. It was a beauty. From there the Leafs shut down the Lightning. The Leafs hit quite a few posts last night if half had of gone in they would've won by at least 4.
Next up for the Leafs is Florida on Friday.
For my next blog I will be talking about Niklas Hagman.