Belfour playing for his future

Ed Belfour needs to be a game-stopper again and steal a victory if Toronto's shooters don't come through.

Updated: April 28, 2004, 11:58 AM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
For Toronto to avoid falling behind three games to none Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Maple Leafs need to have the fans at Air Canada Centre chanting "Eddie, Eddie, Eddie" throughout Game 3.

If the Maple Leafs nation is still calling goaltender Ed Belfour's name in reverence at the end, then it's a safe bet that Toronto has cut the Eastern Conference semifinal series margin to 2-1.

Sure, the Leafs need some goals after netting a total of just two in the first two games in Philadelphia. But considering the way Toronto got here, Belfour needs to be a game-stopper again and steal a victory if Toronto's shooters don't come through.


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