After a three game winning streak, the Toronto Maple Leafs have dropped two in a row, making Leaf fans to start questioning the team again.
“We got to get more aggressive,” said head coach, Randy Carlyle. “We are not skating.”
There is not much to say about the game against the New York Rangers. The Leafs got hammered 7-1. All Carlyle had to say about that game is the way his team played was not acceptable. Carlyle is absolutely right.
The game against the New York Islanders wasn’t any better.
There was some hope going into the third period tied 2-2. I would’ve been happy if the third period ended in a tie. The Leafs would’ve got a point in the standings. Unfortunately, the Islanders scored three goals during the period and won the game 5-3.
“It did seemed we were climbing a mountain,” said Carlyle during the post game press conference.
Carlyle wasn’t too pleased with goalie, Jonathan Bernier’s performance during the game. “It wasn’t one of his (Bernier) better nights,” he said.
The Leafs lost their third straight to the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1.
“We stood around for most of the game tonight,” said Carlyle. “We’re watching teams skate.”
Carlyle also said that during the game, his team was making poor decisions with the puck.
Leaf’s goalie, James Reimer made 30 saves during the game.
Things are bad for Toronto right now. The Leafs are not just losing games, but the team is losing in regulation. In the last three games, the Leafs haven’ t been able to get a point in the standings. Toronto is now 10th in the Eastern Conference standings and are out of a playoff spot.
I got an news item involving the team.
The Leafs sent Peter Holland, who has just 10 points in 26 games this season, to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League and recalled Carter Ashton this past week.