Posted by: Jeremy | November 10, 2009

Leafs streak draws to a close


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Relax, Colton Orr -- it's just one game

The dream is dead, Torontonians. Well, at least the dream of the Leafs getting a point in every game the rest of the season. I still think they have a shot at the eight slot though, even after tonight’s 5-2 loss to Minnesota at the ACC.

The Leafs weren’t exactly facing a formidable opponent — the Wild came in at 6-10-0 — which makes tonight’s loss a little deflating, especially coming off a fine-ass 5-1 win over the Red Wings on Saturday. Toronto gave up the first goal for the 14th time in 16 games and saw a 1-1 tie turn to a 4-1 deficit in a stretch of just over 12 minutes in the second period. Goals by Mikko Koivu and Greg Zanon 27 seconds apart put it away with just over two minutes to go until the intermission.

Phil Kessel scored late in the third, but the Wild did a good job all night keeping him and the top line in check. Jonas Gustavsson didn’t have a memorable one either, coughing up four goals on 30 shots before Owen Nolan’s empty netter wrapped it up.

The loss drops the Leafs to 3-8-5, ending a streak of seven straight games with a point (three wins and four overtime losses). They’ll look to get back on track Friday in Chi-town before coming home to face the Flames on Saturday.

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  1. so, on friday then… the next stanley cup champs are getting two points from a original six rival/ bottom feeder of the NHL!!!!
    it’s pretty sad how kessel is going to be the next sundin. I mean a semi-good player that is going to supposedly take this team to the promised land every night. He will be the reason the rest of the team won’t have to play at full potential. if they screw up, it’ll be okay……kessel will get that one back!!!
    poor one nut guy!!

  2. Hey, the guy has ball. So the Hawks are going all they way, you’re saying?


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