Dad barely recognized his son [Tlusty] as he watched him skate in a game for the Maple Leafs. The player was uptight and pressing, not enjoying the game.
"He was like, 'You know what? You look so nervous out there. Don't be nervous.' Focus on the things I did when I was younger," [Jiri] said. "I always try to listen to my dad. He knows better how I play than anybody else. After they left, I was a different person."
That's different, as in unstoppable. In his last 19 games, Tlusty has cranked out 36 points (16-20). The run includes one contest with five goals and another with six points.
February 11th at the Foggy Dew
Players: Phil Oreskovic, Joe Ryan, Tim Stapleton
February 16th at the Brazen Head
Players: Darryl Boyce, Alex Foster, Andre Deveaux
Forwards Brent Aubin, Darryl Boyce, Stefano Giliati, Kyle Rogers, Dan Rudisuela, Greg Scott, Tim Stapleton, defencemen Scott Langdon, Phil Oreskovic, Juha Uotila, and goaltenders Adam Munro, Michael Ouzas and James Reimer have all been assigned to the Maple Leafs’ primary affiliate.