Tellqvist will face Bruins

TERRY KOSHAN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:55 AM ET

Mikael Tellqvist could start for the Maple Leafs in Boston for the third time in three games this season but he will believe it when he sees it.

Leafs coach Pat Quinn said yesterday Tellqvist will get one of the two starts against the Bruins in the home-and-home set tonight and tomorrow, but Tellqvist had not been told anything yesterday.

"You never know with Eddie (Belfour), if he wants to play both or whatever," Tellqvist said. "So we'll have to wait and see if I play in Boston or at home. Maybe Eddie wants to play both these games and then take two days of rest (Dec. 24 and Dec. 25). We have a lot more games coming up and maybe I will have a chance to play a little more."

Tellqvist is 4-2-1 in eight games with a 2.35 goals-against average and .924 save percentage, numbers that are superior to Belfour's. Tellqvist has won his past two starts and has not lost in regulation since Nov. 6. In Boston, he lost on Oct. 27 and won on Nov. 17.

HO HUM, ANOTHER GOAL

Kyle Wellwood often finishes a dazzling play by doing nothing. That's not to say Wellwood can't find the net, but when he does, he has been laying claim to the most muted celebration on the Leafs.

Wellwood might smile a bit after scoring but doesn't exactly whoop it up. The latest example was Monday night when he beat New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro with a pretty goal to the top corner, but barely celebrated.

Wellwood, who used to tear up the AHL and the OHL, has six goals and 13 assists in 32 games this season.

"He is a guy who is so good and nonchalant about everything, he makes it look easy," Bryan McCabe said. "When you are a slug like the rest of us, you have to celebrate once in a while when you get one."

Wellwood, who often takes a detached approach, can't see what the fuss is about.

"I usually don't get too emotional over it and it is part of the game and it is eventually going to happen, so..." the 22-year-old Windsor native said. "Maybe I will start to celebrate a little more."

POHL DEMOTED

Forward John Pohl's time with the Leafs was short. After playing against the New York Islanders on Monday, Pohl was sent back to the Toronto Marlies yesterday.


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