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Kings rally in third to beat Leafs in shootout

“Kopitar and Tanner Pearson scored 90 seconds apart to tie it for the Kings, who opened a seven-game homestand with a key win for their playoff hopes. Los Angeles moved one point in front of St. Louis for the final wild card in the Western Conference, although the Blues have two games in hand.”

Dreger: No answers for Maple Leafs shootout struggles (Audio)

“TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger joins Naylor & Landsberg to discuss the Maple Leafs shootout loss to the Kings, why they struggle so much to hold leads and more.”

Toronto Star

Leafs cough up yet another third-period lead in shootout loss to Kings

“You’ve seen a variation on this plot line before. The Leafs went into the second intermission with a 2-0 lead. Not two minutes into the third, it was 2-2. A Staples Center crowd that had seemed asleep was suddenly enlivened. A Kings attack that had appeared listless suddenly seemed beyond dangerous.”

Toronto Sun

Leafs blow another lead but hang on for a point

“The Leafs have fallen out of the second wild-card spot as the New York Islanders beat the Dallas Stars on Thursday to improve to 70 points. Toronto also has 70 points, one more than it had all of last season when it finished last overall, but is behind the Islanders in the standings. New York has two more wins and has played one less game.”


Third period leads still haunting Maple Leafs

“‘Our biggest asset is our speed,’ new Leaf Brian Boyle told reporters. Indeed. Speed led Zach Hyman to draw penalties, Mitchell Marner to negate icings, and Auston Matthews to do spinning, twisting Auston Matthews things. But it was something speed can’t teach—the poise to close out tight, meaningful games—that, ultimately, gave the edge to the bejeweled home team.”

Leafs Nation

Leafs crack in third period, fall in shootout to Kings

“On the brink of clinch a fine and very respectable 2-0 win against the 2-time Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings, the Toronto Maple Leafs fell 3-2 to the Los Angeles Kings in a shootout. ONCE AGAIN: Wow. They blew it again.”