Leafs' Blake ends goal drought

ROB LONGLEY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:15 PM ET

COLUMBUS, Ohio Jason Blake looked like a man who had the weight of Leafs Nation lifted off his shoulders.

Two goals will do that to a guy who hadnt scored in his previous 12 games and doubled his season total from two to four in just one game.

Its been tough, the Leafs leading scorer from last season admitted after what he hopes will be a breakout night.

I think the biggest thing is just to keep it simple and stay positive.

Leafs coach Ron Wilson, who has applauded Blakes work ethic throughout his slump, is hoping for even more.

I was glad he scored, Wilson said.

A guy like that just needs a tickle or a taste and he gets really greedy. So it was nice to see him take the puck hard to the net.

For Blake, it couldnt have rained on a drier spot.


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