The hockey gods sure do work in mysterious ways.
As the Toronto Maple Leafs rolled into San Jose last night, Leafs Head Coach Ron Wilson was given the opportunity to win his 600th game as an NHL coach. The irony of it all though was the location. HP Pavilion – the stomping grounds for a big chunk of Wilson's coaching career.
The Leafs, who were riding a three-game win streak, came out hard for their bench boss and beat the sharks 4-2.
Their goals came from Phil Kessel (19) Carl Gunnarsson (2) and Clarke MacArthur (13, 14), while Patrick Marleau scored twice for the Sharks (16, 17).
TO's coach is now seventh place on the all time coaching wins rankings, chasing sixth as he is only 20 wins behind Bryan Murray.
Wilson and his Leafs head into Phoenix now, looking for win number 601.