Here's a sampling of what the Leafs had to say following Saturday's loss in Montreal.
The bottom line is that we were in a game that was 2-1 going into the third, we were set up to have success. Pacioretty made a real nice play pushing off Morgan Rielly for the one goal and I felt that was kind of the dagger that did us in right there. Our bench wasn’t very deep tonight. We know anyway, night-to-night, we’re going to have a challenge. I thought with all hands on deck we would have had a better opportunity.
Early in the game, you want to keep things going forward. You don’t want to do too much east-west, so just trying to get pucks to the net early and lucky to get a rebound there and Hunwick put it in.
P-A Parenteau on leaving the game in the first period
It’s something that happened yesterday morning in the gym right before I went on the ice. It was kind of a soreness in my neck and it was kind of spasms. It came back during the game, like early, and it was just better for me to get off the ice.
I think we played hard at times. We kept ourselves in the game. We had a couple of big kills but when they get two quick ones in the third it can be tough.