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Game Notes: Leafs vs. Flyers - Game 4

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs

April 30, 2004

Pregame: 5:30 pm, Leafs TV -- Molson Leafs Game Day
Game: 7:00 pm, CBC, mojo640
Postgame: Following the game,
Leafs TV -- After The Horn

Don't forget to check the IBM Scouting Report.

Recent Toronto Maple Leafs Games
Last 5 TOR games: 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
Last 10 TOR games: 5 - 5 - 0 - 0

EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL GAME RECAPS
GAME THREE - PHILADELPHIA 1 at TORONTO 4
The Maple Leafs were dominant in the second period for the second straight game and were rewarded with three goals. Alexander Mogilny opened the scoring take a breakaway pass from Mats Sundin, Alexei Ponikarovsky added to the lead deflecting a Bryan McCabe shot and Chad Kilger scored the third Toronto goal of the frame deflecting a Tie Domi shot from the point. Darcy Tucker scored a powerplay goal in the third period to round out the scoring for the Maple Leafs. Bryan McCabe led Toronto offensively with two assists, while Ed Belfour started in goal and stopped 18 of 19 shots to register the victory.

GAME TWO - TORONTO 1 at PHILADELPHIA 2
Philadelphia took a 2-0 series lead with a 2-1 win at the Wachovia Center. Tie Domi scored the lone goal for Toronto assisted by Clarke Wilm and Brian Leetch. Ed Belfour started in goal for the Maple Leafs and made 22 saves.

GAME ONE - TORONTO 1 at PHILADELPHIA 3
Philadelphia drew first blood in the series with a 3-1 victory at home. Alexander Mogilny scored the lone goal for Toronto assisted by Bryan McCabe and Brian Leetch. Ed Belfour started in goal for the Maple Leafs and made 23 saves

Toronto Maple Leafs Notes
TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT
Toronto tied a franchise playoff record by allowing just one shot in the second period April 25 at Philadelphia. The mark was previously accomplished May 14, 2002 vs. Ottawa (second period) and May 17, 1993 vs. Los Angeles (thrid period).

MAKING HISTORY
Toronto became the first team in NHL playoff history to score the first goal in each game of a seven game series in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal versus Ottawa. The previous marks was six out of seven games which has been accomplished several times.

SOARING EAGLE
Ed Belfour became just the 12th goaltender in NHL playoff history to register three shutouts in one playoff series with his third shutout April 16 vs. Ottawa. He also becomes just the fourth Toronto goaltender to accomplish the feat joining Frank McCool, Turk Broda and Felix Potvin.

MOST SHUTOUTS, ONE PLAYOFF SERIES
GOALTENDER
YEAR
OPPOSITION
SHUTOUTS
Ed Belfour
2004
Ottawa
3
Nikolai Khabibulin
2004
NY Islanders
3
Martin Brodeur
2003
Anaheim
3
J.S. Giguere
2003
Minnesota
3
Patrick Lalime
2002
Philadelphia
3
Brent Johnson
2002
Chicago
3
Martin Brodeur
1995
Boston
3
Felix Potvin
1994
Chicago
3
Turk Broda
1950
Detroit
3
Frank McCool
1945
Detroit
3
Dave Kerr
1940
Boston
3
Clint Benedict
1926
Victoria
3

 

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