Rangers scored twice within the final 2 minutes to make it a 5-4 game Leaf's advantage. Something like 6 goals within the last 7 minutes of play in the 2nd, really wild stuff. Both Dunham and Kidd look bad out there.
End of the 2nd.
BTW- these teams hate each other, can't even celebrate a goal without getting roughed up by the other team. Great game so far.
Man I'd love to see a first-round matchup between NYR and Toronto. (As long as NYI is in the playoffs, as well. :p )
Lots of offensive talent, lots of veteran grit. No love lost.
Leafs are clearly the superior team, but it would be fun to watch.
Must say, as no Leafs' fan, they have more guys who play the game the way it used to be played (as in, less than 10 years ago :p) than any other team. One tough team throughout the lineup. Reflection of the coach, who gets ripped here regularly, but has had a solid coaching career, sans a Cup.
Sign of a very good team: not playing a sound game, yet still managing to win. Leafs did that tonight.
That said, if they have Cup aspirations (and likewise, if NYR has playoff aspirations) tonight's defensive performance - as exciting as the game was to watch - will not cut it.
Isles had a battle in NJ tonight; should be two tired teams tomorrow night.