Alexei Ponikarovsky scored twice in 28 seconds during a five-goal second period Leafs outburst as Toronto defeated the Atlanta Thrashers – the league’s best road team – by a score of 5-2 at ACC on Monday.
Goaltender Vesa Toskala made several clutch saves, foiling Thrashers forward Slava Kozlov on no fewer than three occasions.
Ex-Leafs Nik Antropov and Pavel Kubina made their debuts at ACC in Thrasher uniforms. Kubina registered one assist.
Here are the hockey headlines in the news this morning:
Leafs Game Day News
- Leafs second to none Toronto Sun
- With the wins come some jokes Toronto Sun
- Leafs Report Toronto Sun
- Leafs feeling at home at last Toronto Star
- Toskala the toast of ACC Toronto Star
- Monster workload no longer a problem for Leafs Toronto Star
- Shanny snub resulted in Vaive attack Toronto Star
- Leafs bounce back with win over Thrashers National Post
- Antropov on return to Toronto: ‘It was my worst game in an Atlanta uniform’ National Post
- Leafs’ Gustavsson may return by the weekend National Post
- Quick-fire Ponikarovsky lifts Leafs The Globe And Mail
- Leafs Hammer the Thrashers 5-2 AM 640
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