The Toronto Maple Leafs are not that bad. But they're not that good either. They've been outscored 15-4 the last two games, and while they're not far out of the postseason at the moment, progress feels slow to non-existent.
And now add this insult to injury at the hands of the strangely red hot Nashville Predators and new coach Peter Laviolette.
In an 'only in Toronto' moment after the gamet, Leafs defenseman Cody Franson was asked by reporters whether the team was trying to get coach Randy Carlye fired, to which the outspoken Franson said, "[expletive] no."
Anyway, It almost feels like the review of this Flip Forsberg goal which put the game at 6-0 in favor of the Predators simply prolonged the misery of Toronto fans in Nashville's 9-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
But anyway, we must show the video ... just because
Though Forsberg got the puck with his foot, it was not considerd a distinct kicking motion as the NHL so descriptively says.
At 1:26 of the third period in the Nashville Predators/Toronto Maple Leafs game, video review determined that Nashville's Filip Forsberg turned his skate to deflect the puck into the Toronto net in a legal fashion. According to Rule 49.2 "A puck that deflects into the net off an attacking player's skate who does not use a distinct kicking motion is a legitimate goal." Good goal Nashville.
Forsberg's goal was just one of many embarrassing moments for Toronto, who allowed young, yet unproven, Taylor Beck to score two goals and add an assist.
Still, deep breaths Toronto fans, you're still barely out of the Wild Card spot -- this was just a good old fashioned stinker. It happens.
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