Here's a sampling of what the Maple Leafs had to say following a 7-2 loss in Chicago.
They’re a really good team, but there’s no excuses for our team to lose that bad like that. I think we’ve got to come out harder than that and if you play a better team you can’t use that as an excuse every night.
Most of our penalty killers have been with us all year, so it’s our responsibility to know our assignments and know what we’re doing. We got beat in a number of different ways tonight – whether it’s off the rush, in the zone, 5 on 3 – you name it, we got beat tonight. It was a difficult night for our penalty kill and we have to be a lot better.
It just wasn’t our night. We just didn’t have it tonight and they were coming. They got a couple of opportunities and they buried on them. They’ve got some good players so that’s what happens sometimes.
Well obviously our penalty kill wasn’t near good enough and we took too many penalties, so we weren’t in the game basically from the start tonight. I thought we played a much better second, an even game but we were down three and they just buried us on the powerplay.