Toronto Has First Win Streak in a Month

Canadiens, Capitals top Thrashers, Oilers in shootouts
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jan 17, 2008 10:56 PM CST
Toronto Maple Leafs center Alex Steen, center, is congratulated by teammates after his shootout goal against the Boston Bruins during their NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday Jan. 17, 2008. The Leafs...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Maple Leafs beat the Bruins in a shootout, 3-2, for their first consecutive victories in a month, but the outlook remained grim for general manager John Ferguson, Jr., reports the Toronto Globe and Mail. His team underperforming, Ferguson is likely to be replaced with former Toronto executive Cliff Fletcher. Also in shootouts:

  • Montreal goalie Cristobal Huet allowed an equalizer after boneheadedly abandoning the goal, then prevailed in the subsequent shootout against Atlanta, 3-2.
  • 22 players failed to capitalize in the Capitals-Oilers shootout before Matt Bradley won it for Washington, 5-4.