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Friday, November 25, 2005

HNIC -- Leafs at Canes

The Leafs come to town tonight for another matchup. On the season, the Canes are 1-0-1 with the Leafs.

Heading into the game, we're on a 3 game skid with lots of injuries to blame. Namely, the loss of Captain Rod Brind'Amour to a groin injury. He leads the league in faceoff percentage, and we've really been struggling in that category in his absence. Also, our power play has been struggling and Cory Stillman has been a turnover machine, which led to his demotion to second line.

Tonight, our goals are simple:
  • Get the power play active
  • quit turning the puck over in our offensive zone
  • win faceoffs, particularly in the offensive zone
  • keep that lousy Jeff O'Neil bastard off the scoresheet
  • boo O'Neil and Ed Belfour relentlessly

Details and photos when I return late tonight.

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