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10-19-2003, 05:23 AM
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St. John's Maple Leafs Game 6: Preview and Review: Oct. 19th, 2003

It is Sunday, October 19th, 2003.

The Mantioba Moose (1-2-1-1) and the St. John's Maple Leafs (2-3-0-0) are back in action today at Mile One Stadium. Game Time is 2:30pm Eastern (4:00pm Newfoundland Time). Today's game will be broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet Digital and Satellite at 2:30pm Eastern and rebroadcast on Sportsnet Cable at 7:30pm Eastern.

The Manitoba Moose dropped to 1-2-1-1 on the season with the loss last night to the Maple Leafs. The Moose dropped to 0-1-1-1 on the road this season.

Moose Leading Scorers:
Fedor Fedorov 5-5-10
Kirill Koltsov 2-3-5
Ryan Kesler 2-2-4
Pat Kavanagh 0-4-4

Moose Goaltending Stat's:
Tyler Moss 1-1-1 with a 1.96 GAA and a .932 SPCT
Alex Auld 0-1-0 with a 4.44 GAA and a .877 SPCT

Moose PIM Leader:
Jaroslav Obsut 26 PIM in 5 games

Notes:
Fedorov now has 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points in three games against the Leafs this season.
PP: 6-for-28 21.43%
PK: PPGA 7 TSH 25 72.00%

Players to watch on the Moose:
Fedor Fedorov is a real talent and every time he is on the ice the opposing team has to be aware.
Martin Grenier is a big rough and tough defensemen.
Brandon Reid is an explosive player, but has yet to produce against the Leafs this season.
Goaltender Tyler Moss can win a game on his own and does not get caught out of position much.

With the win last night the Leafs improved to 2-3-0-0 on the season. The Leafs picked up their first win on home ice this season and are now 1-2-0-0 at Mile One. The Leafs will be looking for the sweep today to even their record at home.

Leafs Leading Scorers:
Brad Leeb 2-2-4
Kyle Wellwood 1-3-4
Mike Brown 1-2-3

Leafs Goaltending Stat's:
Sebastien Centomo 2-2-0 with a 2.79 GAA and a .909 SPCT
Jamie Hodson 0-1-0 with a 5.91 GAA and a .818 SPCT

Leafs PIM Leader:
Marc Moro 23 PIM in 5 games

Notes:
PP: 7-for-25 28.00%
PK: PPGA 8 TSH 29 72.41%

Players to watch on the Maple Leafs:
Kyle Wellwood is a creative player and pays attention to the defensive side of the puck as well. Wellwood passes the puck too much, should shoot more.
Brad Leeb and Josh Holden are veterans that can change the tempo of a game in an instant.
Pierre Hedin and Brendan Bell find ways to get the puck to the net from the point.

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Manitoba Moose 4
St. John's Maple Leafs 1

Leafs Drop 4-1 Decision in Penalty Filled Game, Obsut and Reid Each Net A Pair, Hedin Nets 2nd of the Season

The St. John's Maple Leafs dropped their 4th game of the season and 3rd on home ice Sunday at Mile One Stadium. The Leafs had a number of chances to score but Moose goaltender Alex Auld stood tall. Leafs goaltender Sebastien Centomo did his part in the hockey game making some nice saves and giving his team a chance to come back.

The Manitoba Moose and the St. John's Maple Leafs played a penalty filled first period at Mile One Stadium Sunday afternoon. The St. John's Maple Leafs had a great opportunity in the first period when Moose forward Fedor Fedorov was assessed 6 minutes (2 for slashing and 4 for roughing) in penalties. The Leafs failed to score on that PP and it would come back to haunt them. The Moose capitalized on a PP opportunity when Jaroslav Obsut scored his 1st of the season, with the assists to Nathan Smith and Justin Morrison at the 12:43 mark. It looked like the Leafs would get out of the first period down 1-nothing, but it was not meant to be. Brandon Reid gave the Moose a 2-nothing lead at the 19:59 mark of the first period when he scored his 2nd of the season, with the assists to Martin Grenier and Kirill Koltsov. Goals against in the last minute of a period are tough to swallow, but with just .7 left on the clock it must be that much tougher. The Moose outshot the Leafs 19-13 in the first period.

The Moose took a 3-nothing lead late in the second period when Jaroslav Obsut scored his 2nd of the game and 2nd of the season, with the assists to Martin Grenier and Brandon Reid at the 19:01 mark. Another late goal breaks the back of the Leafs. The Leafs outshot the Moose 11-10 in the middle stanza, 29-24 in favor of the Moose through 40 minutes.

The teams traded goals in the third period to round out the scoring. The Leafs got on the board with a goal off the stick of Pierre Hedin, his 2nd of the season, with the assists to Josh Holden and Carlo Colaiacovo at the 9:50 mark on the PP. Hedin found himself in the high slot and he managed to get his stick on a good low point shot from Colaiacovo and deflect it into the top corner over Alex Auld. With the Leafs down 3-1 coach Shedden pulled Sebastien Centomo with 1:42 left in the period, but to no avail. The Moose iced the game when Brandon Reid scored his 2nd of the game and 3rd of the season, with the lone assist to Ryan Ready at the 18:31 mark into a empty net. Shots in the third period were 12-11 in favor of the Moose, 41-35 in favor of the Moose in the game.

Notes:
The Leafs drop to 2-4-0-0 on the season.
The Leafs drop to 1-3-0-0 at Mile One Stadium.
Centomo drops to 2-3-0 on the season, 37 saves.
The Moose went 1-for-6 on the PP.
The Leafs went 1-for-8 on the PP.
The Leafs Kris Newbury was given a Match Penalty for Attempt to Injure in the third period when it looked like he kicked the feet out from under a Moose player.
The Moose had 44 penalty minutes in the hockey game.
The Leafs had 50 penalty minutes in the hockey game.
Regan Kelly might have had a half dozen shifts in the hockey game, for the second night in a row he did not play much.

Starters:
Forwards: Holden-Wellwood-Leeb
Defense: Colaiacovo-Hedin

Scratches:
Luca Cereda, Harold Druken, Ben Ondrus and David Turon

Leaf Standouts:
Kyle Wellwood and Brad Leeb up front.
Wellwood made some great plays in the hockey game none better than a between the leg pass to Josh Holden in the third period. Again Wellwood needs to shoot more.
Leeb had a number of chances to score but could not find the back of the net.

Carlo Colaiacovo and Pierre Hedin on defense.
Colaiacovo continued to use his skating ability and he moved the puck really well. Colaiacovo continues to get the puck towards the net and make things happen from the backend.
Hedin is playing really well, sees the whole ice, makes nice passes and is not afraid to jump into the play or get involved deep in the offensive zone.

The line of Palahnuk-Newbury-Thomas played another simple and solid game. Could very well be the 4th line here in St. John's when everyone returns.

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Was pleasently surprised at Wellwood, particularly in the 3rd..

That rush around the Dman and his chances on net, made his speed less of an issue in my mind..

That between the legs Highlight reel play was fantastic and showed his skill level..

sjmapleleafsfan...I would be interested if you could compare him to Brad Boyes and his adjustment to the AHL..

I thought Wellwood would struggle put he may be the best Leaf forward in St. Johns currently..

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i like that line of holden-wellwood-leeb

i dont know what to think of the newbury-brown-thomas line hehe.

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[QUOTE=The Messenger] sjmapleleafsfan...I would be interested if you could compare him to Brad Boyes and his adjustment to the AHL. QUOTE]

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I think that it is too early in the season to compare Wellwood to Boyes. Wellwood has played well in the first 6-games, but it will take a few more games to see if he is really adjusting to the AHL. Hopefully after watching Wellwood play more games at home I will be able to answer this question a lot better.

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i like that line of holden-wellwood-leeb
p.l.f.,
I also like the line of Holden-Wellwood-Leeb, but when that trio is on the powerplay I think that Wellwood should be playing in the middle and have Leeb and Holden on the sides for the one timers. In the last game at Mile One Stadium on a few of the PP's Leeb was set up for the one timer on the left side and Holden was in the middle and Wellwood was on the right side. It is hard for Wellwood to get a one-timer off on the right side on a pass across because he is on his backhand.

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