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Panthers Continue To Own The Leafs

from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a new coach since the Panthers last saw them, yet not much has changed.

Not only are the Leafs still losing at a remarkable clip, but the offensively-challenged Panthers continue to score a lot of goals on them.

And if the Panthers make the playoffs for the first time since Bill Clinton was in office, they probably Citrusshould send a nice gift – a selection of locally grown citrus perhaps? – to the Leafs.

The Panthers beat Toronto for the fourth time in as many tries on Tuesday, running away with a 5-2 win at BankAtlantic Center. Florida, which averages 2.4 goals per game, has scored five goals in each of the four wins against the now hapless Leafs….

Toronto, which replaced Ron Wilson with Randy Carlyle not long after Florida’s 5-3 win in Toronto on Feb. 28, has lost 15 of its past 17 games and five straight. The Panthers, meanwhile, moved two points closer to ending their NHL-record 11 year – and 10 season – postseason drought.

Florida and Toronto are the only teams to miss the playoffs in the post-lockout era (the 2004-05 season was lost).

more on the game…

 

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