Official Bob Cole Division Round 1 Results: Halifax Schooners vs Toronto Maple Leafs

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  1. Nalyd Psycho

    Nalyd Psycho Registered User

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    Game 1: Halifax comes out strong, Mike Peca and Rod Langway smother Mario Lemieux, keeping him off the score sheet. Turk Broda stops everything thrown at him except a Mats Sundin backhand. Marcel Dionne leads the way on offence setting up three goals, one by The Rocket, one by Coffey and one by Delvecchio.

    Halifax wins 3-1

    Game 2: The Leafs respond hard with a tough physical game. Bure's speed distracts Peca and Recchi focusses on interfeering with Langway's ability to cover Lemieux, allowing Super Mario to score the only two goals of the game. Keon earns respect for shadowing Richard, and Stevens' tough physical play completely neutralizes Dionne.

    Toronto wins 2-0

    Game 3: Back home in Toronto, the Leafs come out hard in the first period with goals by Lemieux and Lidstrom. During the second period, the Leafs play Hap Day's game and it is a tight low scoring affair where everyone is in perfect position keeping the transition game going strong, but Broda shuts the door. Scary moment early in the third as a wicked hip check from Baun leads to Richard landing hard on his tailbone. But, in typical Richard fashion, after a moment to regain his barings, he drops the gloves and wins a decisive fight against Baun. When The Rocket left the penalty box, he was fired up and was the only person who could pierce the Leafs defence, scoring two goals, including one with 10 seconds remaining and the extra attacker on the ice, sending this one to overtime. Dave Keon makes amends for losing his check the only way he knows how by roughing a backhand off the rebound of a Lidstrom point shot.

    Toronto wins 3-2 in OT

    Game 4: Early in the first period, the Halifax team seems crushed by the previous game. Except Turk Broda. The leafs dominate the entire period, 15 shots to 2. But can't beat Broda. Entering the second period, Broda has lit the fire under the Schooners, but, Hap Day's strong defensive systems smother them. The Leafs continue to dominate, but can't beat Broda. Late in the period, Paul Coffey gets a breakaway and his quick wrist shot fools Belfour. Armstrong, unwilling to let the late second period goal hurt his team, leads the way with 5 shots in the third. But, nothing can beat Broda. The Leafs were the better team, but Broda was unstoppable.

    Halifax wins 1-0

    Game 5: Line juggling on the part of Halifax, moving Dionne down to the third line, gets their offence going, but, the open ice gets the Leafs offence going as well in a wide open affair. Federko, Lafontaine and Richard score for Halifax while Bure and Lemieux both net 2 and Armstrong gets the game winner.

    Toronto wins 5-3
    Game 6: Realizing defence is going to win this for them, Halifax locks down and plays the trap, rolling through a variety of line combinations to throw Toronto off. Paying huge dividends. Halifax dominates from start to finish, with only Pavel Bure finding a way through the tight checking. Coffey, Richard and Peca score for Halifax.

    Halifax wins 3-1

    Game 7: At the opening face-off Mario Lemieux looks Mike Peca in the eyes and says, “We will win.”And Mario comes through with the most dominant performance of the series since Broda in game 4. Super Mario gets 5 points, 3 goals and assists on goals by Stevens and Recchi. Keon smothers Richard, Richard only recieves one pass in the entire game. Richard scores one goal.

    Toronto wins 5-1



    Three stars:
    3rd star: Turk Broda
    2nd star: Maurice Richard
    1st star: Mario Lemieux


    Toronto wins in the series 4-3
     
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    Can't say I disagree with the three stars. Anyways, congratulations to the Maple Leafs on your victory. Now you get the Smoke Eaters. Good luck, LL.
     
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    Congrats to LL and The Maple Leafs. Thanks to Nalyd for his hard work and everyone who provided input for this series. I'm going to start researching a bit not only for the upcoming playoff matches, but in turn for the next all time draft. I had an absolute blast and hope to put forward a more competitive team next time around. Congrats again LL.:clap:
     
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    Wow. Alot more effort was put into this than I expected. Great work Nalyd and congats to the Maple Leafs.
     
  5. shawnmullin

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    Congrats to Toronto. I saw it differently, but it was a close series either way and clearly Lemieux seems to be the main factor.
     

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