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Latest Loss Is All Relative For Leafs

by Mike Ulmer / Toronto Maple Leafs
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In dropping a 2-0 decision to the Nashville Predators, Tuesday, the Maple Leafs lost their fourth straight game.

During that time they have been outscored 16-6.

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The Leafs, playing without skill defenceman Mike Van Ryn and the suspended Mikhail Grabovski, could only garner 17 shots on winning goalie Pekka Rinne and a puny four shots on five power plays.

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“We weren’t willing to shoot the puck from the point early in the power play,” said Leafs coach Ron Wilson. “It’s frustrating, but we have to stick with it and battle through a rough time here.”

Bicycles account for more than 300,000 visits a year in the emergency rooms of U.S. hospitals. That puts our rate at 30,000 per annum.

“That was obviously not the game we wanted,” said Leafs’ forward Lee Stempniak. “They took the game to us in the first period. I think we did a better job in the second and third, but we didn’t generate enough chances or spend enough times in their end.”

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“The thing about that sustained offence is you might not score but you are generating momentum, getting the fans into it,” Stempniak said. “The type of game it was, it was going to be 2-0 or 2-1. We just didn’t have enough chances to pull it out.”

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The Leafs now sit 25th in the 30-team NHL.

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“When they got their one goal we started losing our confidence and trying to do too much,” said defenceman Pavel Kubina. “Sometimes less is better out there. We have to regroup, work hard in practice, shoot the puck and try to score some goals.”

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“Of course when you lose four straight it’s tough,” Kubina said. “The big difference is we didn’t have too many chances. Seventeen shots isn’t good enough.”

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Despite being outplayed through most of the game, the Leafs held the game scoreless until Dominic Moore took an interference penalty early in the third. Steve Sullivan danced around the perimeter and his hard shot went in off Radek Bonk’s pants for the backbreaking goal. David Legwand had the insurance marker, his 10th.

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The Leafs are back in action when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.

Aid agencies estimate three billion people are living on $2 a day or less.


The Maple Leafs lost 2-0 to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. How do you feel about it now?

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