The Toronto Maple Leafs lost again last night, and the sick feeling of another season slowly slipping away into oblivion is gripping this team. As Bruce Arthur of the National Post writes, this season has been largely built on unsustainable goaltending, and now it’s basically crumbled into a pile of rubble.
The Toronto Marlies took a page out of their parent club’s book and allowed 44 shots but managed to squeak out a 3-1 win over the Rochester Americans thanks to a brilliant game in goal by Garret Sparks last week. Head coach Steve Spott was none too thrilled with his team’s effort in the win, as Kyle Cicerella recounts. It’s a shame Carlyle doesn’t act the same way when his club gives up 40-plus shots.