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Leafs rookies in Final despite loss to Habs

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
September 13, 2004

(MONTREAL)-- The Toronto Maple Leafs were defeated by the Montreal Canadiens 9-4 on Monday September 13. Despite the loss the Maple Leaf rookies finished second in the tournament standings and will face the Canadiens again September 14 in the tournament Final.

Rich Peverley opened the scoring in the game with his second goal of the tournament, but Montreal scored four straight goals to end the first period leading 4-1.

Montreal scored early in the second period to increase their lead to four goals, but Toronto struck twice before the end of the frame on goals by Rich Peverley (second goal of the game) and Matt Hubbauer with his fourth goal of the tournament to close the gap to 5-3.

Montreal scored four more goals in the third period to put the game out of reach. The lone Toronto goal in the frame came off of the stick of Cam Keith with his second goal of the tournament.

Todd Ford started in goal and was relieved by J.F. Racine who finished the game for Toronto between the pipes. Scott May wore the 'C' for the Maple Leafs, while Jeremy Williams and Ian White again served as alternates for the third straight game.

Montreal finishes first in the round robin by virtue of their head to head win versus Toronto even though the teams are tied in points. Ottawa finished third in the round robin by virtue of their head to head win versus Florida even though the teams are tied in points.

Rookie Tournament Final Standings

TEAM        GP  W  L   T   GF   GA   PTS
Montreal      3     2   1   0   16   11       4
Toronto       3     2   1   0   12   12       4
Ottawa        3     1   2   0   11   12       2
Florida        3     1    2   0    8   14        2


1-TOR: Rich Peverley (2) 11:31
2-MTL: Duncan Milroy (2) (Lambert and Archer) 12:08
3-MTL: Gregory Stewart (1) (Ferland and Chipchura) 13:50
4-MTL: Andrei Kostitsyn (2) (Dulac-lemelin and Stewart) 15:51
5-MTL: Michaël Lambert (2) (Locke and Milroy) 18:07

Penalties: Stephenson TOR (Slashing) 3:57, May TOR (Roughing) 18:20.

6-MTL: Duncan Milroy (3) (Lambert) 5:52
7-TOR: Rich Peverley (3) (Keith and Steber) 6:14
8-TOR: Matt Hubbauer (4) (St. jacques and May) 19:17

Penalties: Steber TOR (Boarding) 9:51, Lambert MTL (Elbowing) 13:48.

9-MTL: Jonathan Ferland (1) (Chipchura and Bonneau) 5:20
10-MTL: Duncan Milroy (4) 6:42
11-TOR: Cam Keith (2) (Peverley and Steber) 11:41
12-MTL: Jonathan Ferland (2) (Chipchura and Jolette) 13:27
13-MTL: Andrei Kostitsyn (3) (Jolette and Sanford) PP, 18:01

Penalties: Archer MTL (Cross checking) 0:33, Caron MTL (Tripping) 8:30, Little TOR (Tripping) 15:31, Wozniewski TOR (Cross checking) 16:53, Little TOR (Holding) 18:49.

Shots on Goal
TORONTO: 11 - 14 - 7 - 32
MONTRÉAL: 15 - 11 - 15 - 41

TORONTO: Todd Ford (L,1-1-0) and J.f. Racine (1-0-0); MONTRÉAL: Loïc Lacasse (W,1-0-0)

Goals and power plays

Referees - Nicholas Dutil
Linesmen - Christian Gohier and François Beaudoin

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