Pogge Solid, Leafs Rookies Win Another One
September 8, 2005
(OTTAWA) -- Justin Pogge, the Maple Leafs first pick, 90th overall in the 2004 Entry Draft allowed a power play goal less than two minutes into the game then stood tall while keeping the Carolina Hurricanes prospects off the scoresheet for the remainder of the game in a 3-1 Leafs victory.This game was remarkably similar to the previous night's win for the Leafs: hits, fights, solid goaltending and a wide advantage in shots.
The Leafs spread the scoring around with nine different players each earning a point in the win.
Another first choice for the Leafs, Alex Steen (24th overall, 2002 Entry Draft) opened the scoring for the Leafs on a five-on-three powerplay in a three-goal second period for Toronto. Luke Fulghum, on an amateur try-out and Martin Sagat, a 2003 draft pick, 91st overall, each scored at even-strength in a dominant second period.
Brett Engelhardt, signed as a free agent by the Leafs in December 2004, led the way with nine of the team's 51 total shots. Engelhardt played on a line with Steen and Brent Aubin (signed to an amateur try-out this summer) for the second consecutive game and the trio earned several scoring chances along with 15 shots on goal.
The Leafs complete their three games in three nights on Thursday with an 8 pm match-up against the Canadiens prospects at the Corel Centre. Their final game of the rookie tournament is Saturday afternoon against the Panthers rookies.
|September 5||Departure for Ottawa||12:30 p.m.|
|September 5||Practice||7:00 p.m.||SensPlex, Kanata|
|September 6||Practice||12:00 p.m.||Corel Centre, Kanata|
|September 6||Game - Toronto vs. Ottawa||2-1 W (OT)||Corel Centre, Kanata|
|September 7||Practice||12:00 p.m.||Corel Centre, Kanata|
|September 7||Game - Toronto vs. Carolina||3-1 W||Corel Centre, Kanata|
|September 8||Practice||11:00 a.m.||Corel Centre, Kanata|
|September 8||Game - Toronto vs. Montreal||8:00 p.m.||Corel Centre, Kanata|
|September 9||Practice||1:00 p.m.||Civic Centre, Ottawa|
|September 10||Practice||9:00 a.m.||Civic Centre, Ottawa|
|September 10||Game - Toronto vs. Florida||4:30 p.m.||Civic Centre, Ottawa|
|September 10||Departure for Toronto||After Game|