Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Wednesay Night in the Playoff Race

The sens stole a win from St. Louis after a good goal went unreviewed. Of course, it doesn't matter because it involves a team eliminated from the playoffs and another that is already guaranteed some post-season games. Of course, karma can even things up at the most inopportune time. Also, Gerber let in a brutal goal. Could things be evened up by some mystical force by having him thrust into the playoff starter's role? One can only hope.

The much anticipated appearance in Toronto by the Devils did not disappoint. The game was overall a pretty good one. Lots of good hits, solid goaltending, and good flow. New Leafs hero Wade Belak slaked the bloodlust of the ACC crowd with a first period decision over the scrub. To his credit, he could have hidden but he did not and he even waved the linesmen out to let the fight continue. The game also featured the first, and last, two times that Belak's name was chanted by the home faithful.

Sundin had another strong night as he set up both Leaf goals. Wellwood scored the first on a one-timer that probably fooled Brodeur with its fluttering and Antropov knocked in a rebound for his 6th goal in 8 games. Raycroft bested Brodeur with one more save as each faced 25 shots. That makes it four in a row at the ACC and the crowd is slowly rounding into playoff form as the Leafs continue their efforts to make The Hangar a fortress.

In tonight's action, there is only one game affecting the playoff race as the New York Rangers host the Philadelphia Flyers. Needless to say, they better keep an eye on Jagr in the last minute of the game unlike their in-state rivals.

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