By The Meatriarchy
What a way to start the New Year!! The winnning streak now stands at six, another injury was absorbed and a new hero stepped forward.
By that I mean Chad Kilger a fourth line utility player stepped up when Darcy Tucker was felled and scored two goals on two beautiful setups by Alexander Steen who returned to the lineup from injury tonight and out did Sid the Kid on the scoresheet.
And as icing on the cake Leaf goaltender prospect Tukka Rask kicked out 53 shots in a shutout victory over the Swedes at the world junior tournament.
And the cherry on the icing was the 8-3 shellacking that the Sens suffered at the hands of the lowly Atlanta Thrashers - guess we should have known that Hossa would have been up for this one. The Sens on the other hand just plain didn't show up. And don't give me that "we didn't have Hasek or Alfredsson BS. The Leafs have gone 6-0 without Lindros Allison and a host of others and also did pretty well early on without Sundin. If Hasek and Alfie are the difference between a sure fire Cup contender and a team who gets trounced by the Thrashers then you guys should pack up your dreams right now and jump on the Leaf bandwagon.
There's plenty of room for panicky Sens fans and we'll be nice.