No need to hit the panic button after the Leafs get blown out by the Bruins a second time this season. The Leafs had problems with Boston last season until their late season run. Every team has a team that gives them fits. But will other teams be able to imitate the Bruins style to stifle Toronto. So here is the good and bad from Saturday night's 7-0 bomb.
- The Bruins scored 7 goals on just 20 shots. The two Leaf netminders combined for a pathetic save percentage of .650.
- Another dismal night of special team work. The powerplay was shutout on 4 opportunities and the worst penalty killing team was 1 for 2. Why is anyone considering a contract extension for Ron Wilson with this track record?
- The comparisons are tiring yet every time the Leafs play the Bruins, Phil Kessel is totally upstaged by Tyler Seguin. Phil just relax and play your game.
- It's 15 days now and James Reimer's whiplash injury has been reclassified as a upper body injury. Thank goodness he doesn't have a concussion (note the sarcasm) otherwise who knows how long he would be out of the lineup. The Leafs seriously need him back to keep them in games like last night.
- When the run and shoot offense isn't working, the Leafs don't seem to have a plan B. Some nights you need to grind out a win. Coaching? On a night when the Leafs needed some grit in the lineup, Ron Wilson decides it's the right time for Luke Schenn to watch a game from the pressbox. Coaching?