Toronto 3 Columbus 2 – Game Recap by Kierangunn [Xbox]

Posted: September 19, 2012 by Wyatt Arndt in Uncategorized

It was a special night of celebration in Toronto, as the club honored one of the survivors of their last cup win. 95 year old Johnny Taylor worked concession for the Leafs back in 1967, where he says to have invented the Big Mac, in honour of Frank Mahovlich, one whole year before McDonalds unleashed its awesomeness on an unsuspecting American public. Thankfully the pregame celebration was brief as both Drakkus (Tor) and Colenuck (Col) quickly jumpped on the A button in order to quickly get to the faceoff. Toronto was forced to wear their away white jerseys as the Columbus GM informed them that replacement laundry workers in Columbus only packed their ceremonial dark 3rd jerseys for their road trip.

The Leafs started the game of well crashing and banging in the offensive zone for the first few minutes until an untimely turnover led to a Columbus 2 on 1 and a Martin Havlat goal on their very first shot. The Leafs GM, not Brian Burke, wanted to blame his goaltending coach as obviously the two on one was created by some out of date goaltending techniques on the part of goaltender Hiller. The coach replied “00101000111010101010101” as the new EA Sports AI rudely stated that it was the most up to date that is available, and that the GM should watch some old John Garrett clips to discover what is truely outdated.

In the second period, a controversial goal by Toronto evened up the game as a pinching John Carlson put home a loose puck as a pile of bodies prevented Pavelec from covering it up. Were the Toronto forwards preventing a save?You make the call.

The Leafs then took the lead with a goal from the high slot from Adam McQuaid. Pavelec probably should have had that one, and definitly wishes he could have that one back.

Midway through the third period another odd man rush for the Blue Jackets, and nice passing play, saw Franzen tap in a beautiful pass from Havlat tieing the game. Near the end of the third Jeff Skinner interfered with a pinching Columbus defenceman creating a threatening powerplay for Toronto to kill off. We were headed to overtime.

With time running out, a shootout looked inevitable but a point shot from Dion Phaneuf was blocked and created a Jeff Skinner breakaway who deked out Pavelec and scored to give the Leafs the victory. Just as last year the parade route has been planned early and there seems to be a surplus of paper bags and waffles at the local supermarkets in Toronto.

  1. Cole Robinson says:

    A fine game and a good time, Dion Phanuef has been told that he has been traded because of his blunder and the aforementioned desire to talk about Sean Avery’s sloppy seconds…
    Thank you for the game!

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