An early Christmas present

By John Panarese

I had to read and hear about this game, unfortunately. An unexpected and unwelcome trip the the emergency for chest discomfort and such made me unable to catch anything last night. I don’t recommend such a diversion for anyone.

Nevertheless, Hunter scores again, JT breaks his 5 game goalless streak and Comeau gets the 3rd goal awarded to him after being pulled down on his way in alone on the Leaf’s empty net late in period 3. Blake also, from what I’ve read, made a great pass to set up Tavares’s goal.

Other than that, I was told the Isles almost blew it in the third period, sitting back and having to rely on Dwayne Roloson to keep it in their favor. Nevertheless, it was a big 2 points, and grinding it out for them is perfectly fine. Let’s hope this inspires some confidence and a consistent effort for the return trip to the Garden against the Rangers on Saturday.

I hope everyone has a merry Christmas. be safe and enjoy your time with friends, family and loved ones. I know my experience yesterday will make mine all the more enjoyable ….