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Rielly on areas to improve following Monday's loss

by Chris Lund / Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs defender Morgan Rielly spoke to the media after Monday's game. Despite the 4-3 loss, he continued his strong start to the season with play on and away from the puck.

Rielly scored a goal in his second consectuive game -- he scored in the third period of Monday's game in addition to the third of Saturday's match in Montreal. He now has four points in his last five games and has been a catalyst for the Leafs offence and transition game.

While Rielly was a positive contributor to the Leafs on Monday night, the overall team game left something to be desired in the eyes of coach Mike Babcock.

Babcock stressed the need to improve the penalty kill after Monday's game. Rielly echoed that as well when he met with the media.

“We just didn’t start well. They get two powerplay goals. Our PK has to be better," said Rielly. "We have to continue to work at that and improve at that. That might have been the difference in the game.”

The Leafs return to the practice ice on Tuesday.

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