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Maple Leafs look to end embarrassing losing streak vs. Vancouver Canucks

After a Sunshine State road trip, the Toronto Maple Leafs are back at home after playing their worst game of the year (Panthers), followed by one of their better games of the year (Lightning).

The Maple Leafs (7-2-1) are the second-hottest team in the league over the past 10 games, while the struggling Vancouver Canucks (3-7-0) have the 3rd worst record over the same time frame. Vancouver has been outscored 23-10 while losing six games in regulation, good for the club’s longest slide since dropping eight in a row from Jan. 9-31, 2009. The Canucks haven’t lost 7 in a row since the 1998-1999 season. Vancouver looks from the outside in on the playoffs picture, presently sitting in 9th place and in a dog fight to make the playoffs for the first time in a long time. Such is the case with a team that has seen their aging core falter and contending window slammed firmly on their fingers, as Mike Gillis and company look to see where it all went wrong; their retool-on-the-fly blowing up in his face, with no end in sight.

After playing a lacklustre game against the Florida Panthers, the Maple Leafs rebounded by playing a great game against the Tampa Bay Lightning—a team directly in front of them in the standings and made the 4pt game a crucial win when the Leafs needed it most. After the 2 horse race at the top of the East (Pittsburgh, Boston), it is a very tight with 4 teams (Lightning, Habs, Leafs, Rangers) within 2pts of each other.

Maple Leafs vs Canucks

2003-04 season:Mon Nov 24 2003 at TorToronto 2, Vancouver 1
2005-06 season:Tue Jan 10 2006 at VanVancouver 4, Toronto 3
2006-07 season:Sat Jan 13 2007 at TorVancouver 6, Toronto 1
2008-09 season:Sat Nov 15 2008 at VanVancouver 4, Toronto 2
2008-09 season:Sat Feb 21 2009 at TorVancouver 3, Toronto 2 (SO)
2009-10 season:Sat Oct 24 2009 at VanVancouver 3, Toronto 1
2009-10 season:Sat Jan 30 2010 at TorVancouver 5, Toronto 3
2010-11 season:Sat Nov 13 2010 at TorVancouver 5, Toronto 3
2010-11 season:Sat Dec 18 2010 at VanVancouver 4, Toronto 1
2011-12 season:Sat Dec 17 2011 at TorVancouver 5, Toronto 3
2011-12 season:Sat Feb 18 2012 at VanVancouver 6, Toronto 2
2013-14 season:Sat Nov 2 2013 at VanVancouver 4, Toronto 0

Wins: 53
Losses: 64
Ties: 22
OTLosses: 0
SOLosses: 1
Goals for Toronto: 465
Goals against Toronto: 485

345 comments
Gozo
Gozo

All we need Detroit and Montreal to lose and Go Leafs Go !! Win Win!

mike_84
mike_84

Not a bad day so far already won 2 of my bets. Just got 2 left and the parlay.

Belfour20/JB-45
Belfour20/JB-45

Man, I thought Cody Franson was bad in his own zone...This Karlsson makes Franson look like Lidstrom.

Leafs rule
Leafs rule

Lucy gets another ,f u turds lmao

Belfour20/JB-45
Belfour20/JB-45

I love how the B's use their points so much...BTW it's now 5-1 B's

Belfour20/JB-45
Belfour20/JB-45

PJ Stock talking about offensive creativity......Thissssssssssss guyyyyyy!!!!

hometeem
hometeem

have kessel jvr and kulie already left?

AlbertaMapleLeaf
AlbertaMapleLeaf

Hopefully Roberto is asking himself, how do they get all those letters on his jersey re van Reimsdyk as he watches him tip a couple past him.

Belfour20/JB-45
Belfour20/JB-45

Unless Ottawa gets some good defenders, they will never win anything with Karlsson as their #1 D-man...This guy is a disaster in his own zone. Fucking clueless! 

Cameron19
Cameron19

Quite the game in St.Louis this afternoon.  How's the Boston game?

wiski
wiski

@Guesty_McGuest  NO Rask Chara and Siensberg it's past ugly. lol

mike_84
mike_84

@Belfour20  According to Healy Karlsson should play 60 mins a game and will be amazing on the PK

Belfour20/JB-45
Belfour20/JB-45

@hometeem  We'll see if they show up at puck drop....Maybe we'll see if the whole team have left by that time

Belfour20/JB-45
Belfour20/JB-45

@Guesty_McGuest @Belfour20  It's the same when we play them. I hate how much we collapse vs them and every other team for that matter.

Belfour20/JB-45
Belfour20/JB-45

@Jmessih @Belfour20  Iggy in his prime was fucking god on skates! He did everything you wanted in a hockey player. I love players like that man. not many players like that these days.


Majority of today's hockey players are soft like Oatmeal, even the toughest of the tough. I miss guy's like Bryan Marchment, Ulf Samuelsson, Darius Kasparitus, Marty Mcsorely, Bob Boughner, Chris Pronger. Darrien Hatcher....Oh my tough era of hockey.

Belfour20/JB-45
Belfour20/JB-45

@wendelsfist @Cameron19  Every team goes on a hot streak, they will come down to earth soon enough. Worst thing they could of done is move to the western conference.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@DWCMLHS @Cameron19  Sens looking forward to the break.  Fuck, I hope the Leafs don't lay an egg tonight, but I feel like they probably will. 

Guesty_McGuest
Guesty_McGuest

@Jmessih  Yeah we also have Parrot and Toutant who are great too. Almost a shame that there isn't more medals to be given out in slopestyle. 

wiski
wiski

@Jmessih  But how often does this happen

Can't imagine parents more proud today. Sisters Justin & Chloe Dufour-Lapointe win Gold + Silver in Ladies' Moguls. pic.twitter.com/Nv3bg1ftZ6

Guesty_McGuest
Guesty_McGuest

@Jmessih  Yep, the fact that he got shafted in the quarterfinals too and had to run in the semis just impresses me more. Having to fight through the pack while favouring that rib is incredible. Super proud to be Canadian today. That kid and our country in that sport have a bright future. 

Belfour20/JB-45
Belfour20/JB-45

@Jmessih @Belfour20  That Calgary team that went to the finals, had a bunch of hard workers on that team, they just got screwed by the refs. Kind of like Buffalo got screwed by the NHL too.

Belfour20/JB-45
Belfour20/JB-45

@Cameron19 @Belfour20 @wendelsfist  Didnt we do the same when we dropped to 11/12th? We went on a hot streak too and now look at us? 1 point from 2nd in the division..Only difference is that I believe we have a better team than the Peg.