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Leafs 4 Lightning 3

Goals: Kulemin from Gunnarsson and Primeau, Hagman from Beauchemin and Gunnarsson, Hagman from Grabovski and Exelby, Stajan from Gunnarsson.

The Leafs came out and scored a pair early before letting Tampa come right back into this game with two goals in a thirty second span. Kulemin and Hagman did a good job crashing the net on the first and third goal to pick up rebounds; it's something we haven't seen this Leafs team do a lot of.

Once again our defense ran around in their zone which led to the first two Tampa goals. The third Tampa goal was scored off a bad rebound given up by Gustavsson as Kaberle left his man uncovered. Francois Beauchemin looked great out there tonight, he had a spectacular play where he ran down Ryan Malone and dove to pokecheck the puck off his stick.

Gustavsson wasn't completely blameless on the Tampa goals but our defense didn't help on them. He made a ton of huge saves through traffic including a pair of saves on a penalty kill that honestly kept us in the game. Any win is a huge win for this hockey club right now, but the Leafs are 2-0-2 in their last four games which honestly is pretty good. Let's hope they keep working on the little things and start to turn this around.