"We have one goal in the last three games. That it makes it
very tough on the goalies," Toronto's Alyn McCauley said. "We
have to generate more offense, but at the same time I think defense
is the bigger issue. We gave up a lot of opportunities."
Colorado coach Tony Granato said Roy was the difference.
"As Pat goes, our team goes," Granato said. "He's been very
solid the last few games. You can see the smile on his face, and
you can see that he's ready to make a good run for us."
Roy posted his second shutout of the season. He stopped Jonas
Hoglund on a breakaway late in the second period, and robbed Tie
Domi of a goal by stacking the pads just before the end of the
After Toronto defenseman Jyrki Lumme turned the puck over at the
blue line, Tanguay scored on a breakaway at 11:34 of the second.
Just over six minutes later, Peter Forsberg's shot from the side
of the net rebounded to Hejduk, who didn't miss a wide open net.
Reinprecht made it 3-0 at 14:36 of the third after skating
around Toronto defenseman Aki Berg.
Belfour said he loves playing against Roy.
"I always enjoy playing against Patrick. He's a great
competitor," Belfour said. "It was fun."
Game notes Alexander Mogilny, Toronto's leading scorer, missed his
second straight game with a back injury. ... Sakic is out
two-to-four weeks with a broken foot, and Morris could be gone for
the season with a a blowout fracture of the right eye. ... The
Avalanche called up forward Eric Bertrand from Hershey of the AHL
on Saturday. ... The back-to-back shutouts are the first against
the Leafs since 1991.
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Arena: Air Canada Centre Location: Toronto, Ontario
Referees: Terry Gregson, Bill McCreary Linesmen: Derek Amell, Lonnie Cameron
Attendance: 19,320 (102.8% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
No scoring this period
Alex Tanguay (6)
Milan Hejduk (25)
(Power Play) Assists: Peter Forsberg, Alex Tanguay
Steve Reinprecht (10)
Assists: Radim Vrbata, Greg de Vries