Maple Leafs Again Short on Shootout

Montreal breaks own losing streak by beating floundering Toronto 4-3
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2007 2:28 AM CST
Montreal Canadiens Michael Komisarek, right, congratulates goaltender Carey Price after winning the shootout against the Toronto Maple Leafs in their hockey game in Toronto, Tuesday Nov. 27, 2007. (AP...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Although they capitalized on two power plays with goals by Alex Kovalev, the Toronto Maple Leafs ultimately fell short of Montreal last night to drop their fourth straight game.  The Canadiens cut their own losing streak off at two games, thanks largely to goalie Carey Price stopping four of Toronto's five shootout attempts, reports the Globe and Mail.

Mats Sundin, the only Maple Leaf to score in the tiebreaker, reminded fed-up Toronto fans that "everybody is frustrated with the team, but so are we players in the dressing room." With goalie Vesa Toskala 0-7 in shootouts in his career and general manager John Ferguson assailed from all sides, that frustration is only growing by the moment.