Post Game Notebook
December 13, 2003
Scoring | Statistics
ORIGINAL SIX FISTICUFFS
There's something about a matchup between the Maple Leafs and Rangers that always seems to bring out the best, or worst in these teams. The extra-curriculars got underway when Nathan Perrott dropped the gloves with Jason MacDonald -- in just his second NHL game-- at 5:45 of the second.
Perrott, clearly the more seasoned fighter, ripped off the Ranger's helmet and landed a few blows before giving him the full jersey treatment.
MacDonald was given the five-minute major for fighting and a game misconduct for neglecting to have a tie down.
| Joe Nieuwendyk left the game after taking a shot off his foot.
(Graig Abel Photography)
CAGIN' STAJANAnticipating the physical affair, Pat Quinn made the decision to sit Matt Stajan with Belak availablet.
Stajan watched from the press box with an analytical eye.
Despite feeling good a practice Friday Leafs winger and recent spark plug, Owen Nolan did not return to the lineup Saturday. Nolan now hopes to return Tuesday when the Leafs host
Joe Nieuwendyk found himself headed for the trainer's room once again after taking a puck off the right ankle in the second period.
X-rays taken at the arena were negative and Nieuwendyk will be re-evaluted on Sunday.
The shot was a hard slapper from the stick of Bryan McCabe , who was apparently getting a bit of the treatment from his teammates in the locker room.
But all jokking aside, Roberts knows all too well what Nieuwendyk brings to the table.
""He's added a lot of character to our team and he's playing very well so hopefully he's not going to be gone too long.""