Maple Leafs Watch

TERRY KOSHAN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 3:56 PM ET


 KLEE KEY FOR KABERLE

 Tomas Kaberle's confidence has taken a bit of a beating this season but he feels all right when Ken Klee is around.

 Klee, back from a shoulder injury, was paired with Kaberle in Game 2 of the playoffs on the Maple Leafs blue line. It is a partnership which had some good games earlier.

 "For sure," Kaberle said when asked if he gets a boost from Klee. "We talked before the game about what we had to do on the ice and for most of the game we did it."

 Klee was asked, jokingly, if he carries Kaberle.

 "I don't know if I would go that far," Klee said. "I like it the other way around. You watch him skate and he looks a lot prettier than I do."

 CUT OUT THE RISKS

 Coach Pat Quinn can't stress enough the element of togetherness on the ice, especially through the neutral zone.

 "You have to avoid the brilliance of individual play," Quinn said. "If you are going to make the brilliant play all the time, you are going to give the puck to them and that is probably what happened to us the first night. We were much more team-oriented (in Game 2). That takes a little more discipline and a little more timing."

 Meanwhile, Quinn remained bothered by Vaclav Varada's run at Mats Sundin in the third period of Game 2.

 "I said I thought it was cheap and I think it is (still)," Quinn said. "You can see him directly go for the lower half of the body and if nothing else it was a charge. He got away with it. That's it."

 MAPLE LEAFS INJURIES

 Owen Nolan

 Knee, out indefinitely

 Mikael Renberg

 Hamstring, day to day


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