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by Paul on 03/29/14 at 09:35 AM ET
from Dave Feshchuk of the Toronto Star,
“It rains, it pours, I don’t look at it that way,” said Leafs coach Randy Carlyle. “I look at it, we came here to work, and we worked hard. Were we smart enough in some areas? No. But we gave ourselves a chance. A lot of things are going against us, so we just have to take it for what it is and regroup. We’ve got an opportunity (Saturday) against (the Red Wings at Air Canada Centre). It’s the biggest game of the year.”
from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,
To stand in the hallway near the Leafs dressing room after Friday’s game was akin to walking into a funeral home. There were hushed silences, long faces. The management team of Dave Nonis, Claude Loiselle and Dave Poulin paced around in frustration.
Absolutely no one wanted to be there.
from Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun,
... the Leafs’ impotence on offence has to get a generous share of blame for the malaise.
In the latest loss in Philly — yet another in which the team failed to gain a lead at any point — the Leafs were held to three goals or less for the 10th consecutive game. The first line did get a beauty with James van Riemsdyk’s record score just four seconds into the second, but most of the night they were hounded by Sean Couturier and the ace Flyer’s shut-down unit.
Beyond that, as is the case most nights, there wasn’t much left but hope.
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