TORONTO - It's a start.The gloom that enveloped the Toronto Haason Reddick Jersey
Maple Leafs lightened following a 4-2 win in Atlanta on Thursday night and the talk after practice Friday was of better days ahead. The Leafs face a visiting Pittsburgh club which has its own problems on Saturday night (7 p.m. ET)."It's a start for our team," said coach Paul Maurice. "I'm not trying to sell that we're real happy about where we are."There are good things creeping into our game but we have to eliminate the things that have plagued us. It was one win. We're not by any means out of the woods or where we want to be. The important thing is that in that (dre sing) room they understand what they did well, what we need to improve on, and have confidence that they're getting better, and that's what we're trying to do."Nobody was doing cartwheels, but smiles came easier."We're John Brown Jersey
trying to stay never too high and never too low but, definitely, it's good to get a win and get that monkey off our backs, so to speak," said defenceman Hal Gill. "We've played well the last two games and we just want to keep Tyvon Branch Jersey
going that way."I know in Toronto things can get magnified when you're not playing well, which is how it should be. You're held accountable. But it's a long season and we have a lot of time to make up some wins that we might have mi sed along the way."Alex Steen and centre Matt Stajan ended scoring droughts in Atlanta and their line, with Boyd Devereaux, is becoming a key unit behind Mats Sundin's first line."Boyd has been working his tail off for a month - since he got over his injury," said Maurice. "His work ethic is just incredible."These guys play a critical role because it's either Sundin's line or Stajan's line that faces the other team Deone Bucannon Jersey
's best line. They have a major impact on whether our team succeeds or fails."