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The Maple Leafs found a day at playoff level a little too dizzying for their unconditioned lungs.

Not 24 hours after they popped into the post season picture, goalie Frederik Andersen sprung a leak and his teammates couldn overcome a fatal attraction to the penalty box. When the division leading Montreal Canadiens are the opposition, as beaten up as their roster is, it not going to be a positive result.

Montreal scored early and often, getting to the usually Steady Freddy five times on 31 shots. The Leafs put three past Carey Price, tied for the most they managed on the Habs all world stopper in the past seven games,replica rolex day date womens, but still haven won any of them (0 6 1). Coupled with Boston thumping Florida, it knocked the Leafs out of a playoff berth and they have to sit there until next Friday in New York, thanks to the newly created bye week in the NHL schedule.

your focus isn there, said Andersen, who played the night before in New Jersey, and though he won 4 2, the Leafs allowed late goals. have to be a pro and get up for that second game. That wasn my best game, but there were some good things,rolex day date ii imitation, too. The guys did a good job coming back from a two goal deficit. if Andersen was ready to play, head coach Mike Babcock said I didn make the right decision. In saying that, the last time we did it we thought it was the right decision. to get big wins at home in challenging situations is one of many factors holding back the Leafs from taking the next step. As the teams played in front of a season high Air Canada Centre crowd of 19,796, the Canadiens correctly did all the little things around Andersen that the Leafs vowed to do when harassing Price.

executed better than us, summed up James van Riemsdyk.

The next seven Saturdays should help determine Toronto validity as a playoff contender, all games against traditional and division rivals Montreal, Ottawa, Boston and Buffalo.

Despite their difficulties, the Leafs scored twice on the power play and Mitch Marner had an exciting three assist night, matching his career high as the Leafs rookie crew reached the 150 mark in total points.

wanted the win, Marner said, anxious to change the subject from his exploits to the playoff race. forgot about (the early goals) quickly and Freddy was a brick house after that. A couple of bounces went the wrong way. there were no points by Auston Matthews, ending his bid to tie Gus Bodnar, Bob Nevin and Dan Daoust with nine game rookie streaks. Matthews was also called for a third period face off violation. It wasn for lack of trying at the end as he came out angry from a late game penalty and made Price scramble for two huge saves.

The Leafs had won their last two back to backs during a string of road successes, but none involved facing a division leader. The Habs made the Leafs pay for a sleepy start, burying two goals in under four minutes.

Toronto lost track of a deflected puck in their zone on the first shift and a free Alexander Radulov was allowed to set up captain Max Pacioretty, who had eluded Matt Hunwick in front. A little later, the defensive pairing of Jake Gardiner and Connor Carrick were caught up, allowing one of the Canadiens unsung heroes of late, Artturi Lehkonen, to come in 1 on 1 against Connor Brown. The Finn was able to get a puck under the arm of Andersen.

But Toronto was able to get its head cleared during the first of two power plays, a nice touch pass by Marner to Tyler Bozak. Radulov, who had jabbered with Nazem Kadri and was sent off for delay of game during a face off exchange with Leo Komarov, was in the box when Kadri chipped a puck over Price.

A double power play goal game had not happened at home in almost two months, but the tie didn hold up. Jake Gardiner was off when Nikita Scherbak,rolex submariner used imitation, in his first NHL game after a call up from St. John knocked it in with .9 seconds on the clock. That setback was magnified with Marner off for tripping, as Radulov made it 4 2.

The Leafs buzzed the Canadiens net and the intensity ratcheted up to the point of two fights breaking out, Matt Martin and big Montreal rookie Michael McCarron, while Frederik Gauthier, in his first game against his home province team,perpetual date rolex replica, was ejected along with Bobby Farnham for starting a second altercation. That meant Marner had to try his hand on the PK.

Shortly after that dust up, Zach Hyman risked a warrant from the Surete du Quebec for crashing into MVP Price, though he been knocked off balance by Alexei Emelin into the all star The Leafs killed it and clawed back with one when Marner circled around the Montreal zone with no one able to stop him and found van Riemsdyk.

The period ended with Shea Weber nearly scoring on a late call when Kadri spent too much time sitting on a puck, with Weber later going after Hyman at the buzzer and negating the Kadri power play. McCarron, the former Oshawa General, beat Andersen from a lateral angle in the third to discourage a comeback, the puck striking the Leaf goalie and finding its way in.

Head coach Mike Babcock decided to scratch the hurting Nikita Soshnikov for Josh Leivo, but the coming break should see him return.

The Maple Leafs found a day at playoff level a little too dizzying for their unconditioned lungs.

Not 24 hours after they popped into the post season picture, Frederik Andersen sprung a leak and teammates couldn overcome a fatal attraction to the penalty box. When the division leading Montreal Canadiens are the opposition, as beaten up as their roster is, it not going to be pretty.

Montreal scored early and often, beating the usually Steady Freddy five times on 31 shots for a 5 3 victory. The Leafs put three past Carey Price, tied for the most they managed on the Habs MVP in the past seven games, but still haven won any of them (0 6 1). Coupled with Boston thumping Florida, it knocked the Leafs out of a berth and they have to sit there until next Friday in New York, thanks to the newly created bye week in the NHL schedule.

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