TORONTO - This time it counted.
Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin scored 9:54 into the third period against the New York Islanders on Thursday night to register his 390th goal and 917th point in a Maple Leaf uniform, both eclipsing club records he had shared with Darryl Sittler coming into the game.
The 36-year-old Sundin pumped his fist on the bench as he acknowledged the standing ovation from the Air Canada Centre of 19,319.
Moments earlier those same fans were moaning after an official correction to Toronto's third goal of the night took away an assist that had put Sundin ahead of Sittler in club points. It was the right call. Television replays clearly showed Sundin never touched the puck on the play that led to Tomas Kaberle's goal at 7:15 of the second period.