Here's a piece of news that's pertinent to all in Leafs Nation. The Maple Leafs managed to make it through a hockey game without making a goaltending change. What's more, they won another road game, this time registering a 3-2 shootout victory at the Scottrade Center against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. Rookie netminder Ben Scrivens made 37 saves and then stopped Alex Steen, T.J. Oshie and Matt D'Agostini in the shootout. And coach Ron Wilson summed up the perceived public feelings toward Scrivens, who was great last week against Columbus but then faltered versus Boston, in a way only Wilson can. "Everybody, you know, they build a statue, they knock it down and piss on it, and now they will be out there building it again," Wilson said. "You have to be reasonable. He is a young kid, if he starts (against Ottawa on Saturday), hopefully he is a little more focused this time." Phil Kessel, on a forehand deke, beat Jaroslav Halak for the only goal in the shootout. The Leafs improved to 10-5-1. Their 10th win last season did not come until Dec. 6, in their 26th game. Defenceman Mike Komisarek was slashed on the right hand late in the third and will go for X-rays, Wilson said.
Kessel lifts Leafs past Blues
Toronto Sun | Nov 11