It's a good time to celebrate the play of Tomas Kaberle. Last week he was my choice for Leaf of the Week, on the strength of 4 assists in 3 consecutive games, and for being a surprise plus/minus leader. Kabby continues to shine this week, notching his first goal of the season Saturday night against Montreal, and setting up another, as the Leafs played one of their very best opening periods of the season.
7 Points in his last 7 games.
The best plus/minus on the team (+2).
Surpassed Ron Stewart (838) for games played Nov. 20th vs. Montreal and Darryl Sittler (844) on December 4th vs. Boston, to move up to 8th (849+) on the Leafs all-time games played list.
Kaberle's goal, the game-winner Saturday night vs. Montreal, and the 81st of his career, equals him with 80's super-legend Al Iafrate, and puts him now just 2 back of Bryan McCabe.
With his latest assist, also Saturday on Kessel's opening goal, Kaberle moves ahead of George Armstrong in to sole-possession of 5th on the Leafs all-time Assist leaders list at 418.
He is 1 point away from career-point 500.
Give it up for Kaberle. And let's hope this isn't a swansong, but the beginning of a team-wide resurgence.
Pride and Glory. Go Leafs Go.