The first penalty shot ever taken by the Leafs at home back in 1934 was against Chicago and was a dud by Charlie Conacher. Some 77 years later, Mikhail Grabovski knows the feeling. The rare call in these days of the shootout was made in Saturday night's game against the Blackhawks and a goal would've pulled the Leafs to within two with a chunk of the third period to remaining. But rookie Hawks netminder Corey Crawford extended a leg and foiled Grabovski's fancy deke. Grabovski had braked at the blue paint and tried a one-handed tuck, but was rejected.
Grabovski extends Leafs' bad run on penalty shots
Toronto Sun | Mar 6