Leafs Report

ROB LONGLEY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:57 AM ET

THE AMAZING TOMAS

Imagine where the Leafs might be if Tomas Kaberle had been traded in the off-season.

The play-making defencemen has 17 points and is not only the runaway offensive leader on the team, he tops all NHL blue-liners in scoring.

Kaberle, who arguably is off to the best start of his career, had a four-point night in Montreal and a five-pointer against Anaheim earlier on the Leafs' five-game trip.

Against Montreal, Kaberle logged a team-high 27 minutes and 10 seconds ice time and forced overtime with his late goal that bounced off a Habs player.

WAR TIME

Toronto native Mike Cammalleri was impressed with the atmosphere in the Bell Centre on Saturday, the first time the forward faced the Leafs in Montreal since he became a Hab.

"That was a rivalry game, there was no love lost," Cammalleri said. "There were words exchanged that I can't repeat. There was blood on the ice. There were fights in the seats from what I could see."

QUICK HITS

The Leafs had yesterday off but will get back to work today to kick off another busy week with three games in five nights. Toronto is at home to Tampa tomorrow, in Carolina on Friday before facing Detroit back at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday ... The reason the Leafs recalled forward Jiri Tlusty from the Marlies was to see if he could translate his AHL form to NHL offence. But in games Friday and Saturday, Tlusty mustered just two shots on net total ... Helped by an overtime and shootout win against the Leafs, Montreal is 6-0 in games that have gone to extra time. Toronto is 0-4 in those contests.


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