Posted by The Meatriarchy
Nothing like the injury bug to bring the best out in the 'buds. As we have seen in many seasons since Quinn took over when a number of key Leafs go down the others step up.
So it was last night with Lindros out and Belfour pulling up lame just before the game that the Leafs rookies: Steen, Wellwood and Tellqvist helped the Leafs stop a three game slide.
Telly looked solid on all but one shot (I'm still not entirely comfortable with his style) while Wellwood had a picture perfect goal on an Anaheim giveaway right in front of their net.
And what can you say about Steen? He plays 20 minutes a night looks poised and confident each game and if it weren't for a certain pair of players in Washington and Pittsburgh he would be getting serious consideration for rookie of the year.
In other good news Tie Domi suffered a shoulder injury. Can we now pretend it is a serious injury and sit him out for a half dozen games? Just a thought.