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Leafs say they can’t linger on blowout loss

Jan 23, 2014, 11:33 PM EDT

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The Toronto Maple Leafs didn’t sugarcoat Thursday’s 7-1 drubbing against Dallas, calling it “an embarrassment” and “just a terrible game.” In fact, more than a few Leafs seem to back up the old “just burn the tape” sentiment.

“[It's] one of those games where you pretend it never happened,” James Reimer said, according to TSN’s Mark Masters.

Head coach Randy Carlyle said that it’s going to “make us do some thinking,” but he also agreed that they can’t let that shellacking linger.

Perhaps it comes down to the individual player. Being a goalie, Reimer would be wise to let it go, but Tyler Bozak owned up to a rough night for Toronto’s top line, as Masters reports.

“We were terrible,” Bozak said. “They outplayed us in every facet of the game.”

However they look at this loss, the Maple Leafs need to pick up the pieces, as they’ll face the red-hot Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.

  1. sjawesome - Jan 24, 2014 at 2:00 AM

    I think Biff says it best

  2. beergold - Jan 24, 2014 at 6:32 AM

    Dooman I blame this horrible exhibition of Laff hockey on you!! Get busy and get your man Kessel playing like he did for the past six games! No excuses just do it!

  3. 950003cups - Jan 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    The Blues bounced back. Just saying…

    • sunderlanding - Jan 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM

      The Blues are…well the Blues. One of the deepest and toughest teams in the league. The Leafs have some game breakers. Good goaltending, and a good top line, but when they don’t go this is what happens. The best this team can hope for is a second round exit, and probably will just make, or just miss the playoffs.

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