Friday, October 22, 2010


There's really nothing to say about this game from a Leafs perspective.  The Leafs were pretty much flat for the entire game.  It almost seemed like the team was tired or disinterested.  They couldn't generate sustained offensive pressure, and defensively the pairings looked unorganized and kept getting themselves out of position, leading to Rangers chances.  Luke Schenn was the exception.  He continues to be superb on the back end this season, and even attempted to create chances offensively.  Simply put, the New York Rangers were the better team on the ice last night, and deserved the two points.  Had it not been for a late goal by Colby Armstrong, and superb goal tending from Gustavsson, the scoreline would have been far worse then 2 - 1.  Sure this effort was disappointing, and the worst of the season.  Am I ready to hit the panic button?  No, because every team has games like this one throughout a long season.  It's the response, and effort in games following a game such as this that determine the quality and resilience of a team.  The Maple Leafs will look for a better effort, and result when they face the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

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