Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Vesa Toskala

Worst Goal Ever?

Last night Toronto Maple Leafs No. 1 goaltender, Vesa Toskala, allowed a goal that will be hard to forget:

There really is no excuse for letting a 197-foot shot get by you, unless of course we're talking Timbits hockey. But the goal isn't the worst ever. The goal wasn't a game-winner, nor was it scored in an important playoff game. It was scored in what essentially was a meaningless game between two teams whose seasons will end in early April. Also Toskala recovered well, helping the Leafs win the game with an otherwise solid 27-save performance.

I doubt many Leaf fans, or hockey fans in general, will forget the goal anytime soon, but it was a fluke no different than if the Leafs managed to make the playoffs this year.


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