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Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes: March 26, 2014

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.

If this losing streak continues, will Randy Carlyle and Dave Nonis be in danger of losing their jobs? I sure hope so. Jim Lang agrees in his latest for The LeafsNation.

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.

Before last night, Jonathan Bernier had a .950 save percentage in games in which he faced 40-plus shots. Pretty impressive, right? Not really. Chris Boyle explains in his latest for Sportsnet.

Elliotte Friedman of CBC Sports touches on plenty of Leafs-related topics in his 30 Thoughts for this week, including James Reimer’s mindset, defensive issues and Carlyle’s tinkering.

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