Here's a sampling of what the Maple Leafs and Panthers had to say following Monday's game at Air Canada Centre.
I thought our first was good. I thought our third was good. I didn’t think we were near competitive enough, some of our veteran people in the second period, not good enough and in the end that cost us. They got rolling around on us. We went to the box too much and I thought that led to momentum and in the end, we got ourselves in a bad spot.
I thought we came out pretty hard and got some chances and we were able to score some goals, but it wasn’t enough for today so we’ve got to get back at it next game.
I think we know in this room that we didn’t show up for two periods and then we came out in the third and we wanted it. You can’t do that in this league. You’ve got to come out and play for three periods and we didn’t.
Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant
It was a funny game. You get up 3-0, and we just had one the other night in Montreal that we found a way to win, but it was ugly in the third period and it was one of those funny games.