Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers: Leafs Blow It

March 18th, 2011 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
When you look at the Toronto Maple Leafs' season, it is easy to point to their eight-game slump in late October through early November as the catalyst as to why they are so close, yet so far away from a playoff spot this season.

On the other hand, last night’s game against the Florida Panthers is another example of a missed opportunity to further their chances at making the playoffs for the first time since what seems like a decade ago.

Fresh off the heels of an impressive win against the Carolina Hurricanes (who are also right in the playoff mix), the Maple Leafs put in a listless, often mistake-prone effort against the Panthers, a team that is well out of the playoff race.

It's games like these that playoff teams win, it's games like these that have often killed the Maple Leafs' chance at the dance this season.

Head coach Ron Wilson chose to start veteran goaltender J.S. Giguere on Thursday night. Rookie goaltender James Reamer had started 13 games in a row, leading many to believe that Reimer needed a rest.

In a media scrum after Wednesday night’s game, Wilson vehemently denied that Reimer was tired, suggest ...

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