SMJ Cup Playoffs


Penalties Doom Toronto



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Colorado Leads Series 2-0

Toronto finds themselves in an unenviable hole after losing Game #2 to the Colorado Rockies in the NFHL Finals today. It will be a hard pill to swallow as the Leafs were poised to even the series and take home ice advantage back with them across the border. Bob Probert's 1st of the post season gave Toronto a 5-4 lead midway through the 3rd period and it stood until the Leafs got into some penalty trouble in the dying minutes. Brent Severyn and Doug Gilmour took minor penalties 26 seconds apart with under 5 minutes to play and the Rockies made them pay.  Steve Yzerman tied the game at 16:11 and then Mathieu Schneider put the stake through the heart, scoring a second power play goal with 3 minutes left to make it 6-5 and give Colorado both home wins.  Yzerman had 2 goals on the night, with Ron Francis, James Patrick and Alexei Gusarov also scoring.  Glenn Anderson had 2 for the Leafs with Michale Thelven and Guy Carbonneau also scoring.  Game #3 is in Toronto and it is certainly a must-win game for the Leafs.