Ah, so this is what scoring depth gets ya: drop a three goal lead and score 5 straight goals to take the game! I like. Nice to see a game live up to its advanced billing, so that even if no one in the US is really watching, the rest of us know how good the game can be: two hat tricks by Jonny Cheechoo and Ryan Smyth, bunch of silly breakaways, and as a nice little poolie bonus, Hemsky took an inexplicable 8 minutes in penalties.
- A Toronto Maple Leafs fan, knowing that Ryan Smyth wasn't the best skater or shooter, asked me what made Ryan Smyth a thirty goal scorer: is there anyone better at tipping the puck in front of the net?
- Ironically, I have it on good authority (from a friend and former waitress) that Ryan Smyth is not a great tipper when it comes to restaurant bills. I suppose it all evens out after tonight.
GAME RATING: 9 Marty McSorleys out of 10 concussed Donald Brashears