Maple Leafs 10, Bruins 2
Wow. What else can you say?
It couldn't have been a pleasurable night in the seats at the TD Banknorth Garden, where the recently improved Bruins took a big step back with an embarrassing loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The most perplexing part of how lopsided this game ended up being is just how beaten up Toronto was coming in, as the Leafs are missing Darcy Tucker, Mike Peca, Kyle Wellwood, Alexei Ponikarovsky and Nik Antropov from their forward corps alone.
A team without a lot of firepower to begin with, Toronto had all kinds of production from unlikely places tonight:
Alex Steen — hat trick, five points, +4, 17:04 ice time
Matt Stajan — two goals, four points, +4, 19:12 ice time
Johnny Pohl — one goal, three points, +2, 16:55 ice time
Boyd Devereaux — three assists, +3, 18:02 ice time
Bates Battaglia — two goals, +3, 23:08 ice time
Kris Newbury — one goal, two points, +3, 13:16 ice time
Ian White — two assists, +6, 19:59 ice time
Tim Thomas — 10.02 GAA, .742 save pct.
It makes you wonder who's suiting up for the Marlies at the moment. That — and if Thomas might be looking at the want ads in Finland.