The December doldrums continue despite the fact that many of the key injured Leafs are back in the lineup. The back to back losses to Buffalo and Vancouver are a little bit unnerving because the Leafs were able to find quite different routes to losses. On Saturday night, a series of blunders including turnovers and poor defensive zone coverage sealed the 5-3 loss and dropped the Leafs further in the standings.
Six coaches have already been fired representing 20% of all NHL head coaches. Meanwhile Ron Wilson may be looking at an extension in the near future despite his team's deplorable defensive record and terrible penalty killing.
Bad - The Leafs had 24 turnovers including 16 in the first period. An example of the Saturday night carnage includes Higgins alone in front of the Leaf net.
Here is Daniel Sedin getting behind the Leafs defense.
Phil Kessel falls down and turns over the puck which also leads to a goal.
Good - Kessel, Bozak and Lupul each had a goal but once again there is no secondary scoring. Much like last season only one line seems to be able to score. If you could get everyone firing at once it would be a different world.