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Leafs Burned By Panthers

Saturday, 23.01.2010 / 10:43 PM / Features
Matthew Iaboni
January 23, 2010
Bank Atlantic Center
Sunrise, FL
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The Leafs trailed 1-0 late into the third period and were looking to even things up. But Tyler Bozak's turnover in the neutral zone was what the Panthers were looking for all game long.

They quickly shifted from defence to offence and iced the game when Kenndal McArdle finished off the 3-on-1 with his first NHL goal. The Panthers played a conservative game and took advantage of the miscue.

:11 Seconds of ice-time in the first for Matt Stajan after getting hit in the face with the puck.
34 Straight losses for the Leafs when trailing after two periods.
6 Shutouts for Tomas Vokoun this season.
3 Goals the Leafs' power play scored in 26 chances on the five-game road trip.
27 Hits for the Panthers on Saturday.
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Cory Stillman
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Tomas Vokoun has been on a roll of late and the Leafs were the latest team to be shut down by the Panthers netminder. Vokoun has started 12 straight games and has a record of 6-4-2 with three shutouts. In his last six games he has allowed just six goals winning only three of those games however as the Panthers have struggled to score. 

Vokoun was busy in the first 40 minutes as he stopped 29 shots as the Leafs couldn't get anything past the Czech goalie.

A day after celebrating his 25th birthday, John Mitchell was the best Leaf in the losing effort. Mitchell was a healthy scratch against the Lightning on Thursday and he had a much better outing Saturday than he did against the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday.

Mitchell had four shots on net, two hits and 16:56 of ice-time and he also won fifty percent of his draws.

The Florida Panthers are one of the top teams in the NHL at blocking shots. Against the Leafs on Saturday not only did they block shots but they also forced the Leafs into bad passes because of the Leafs awareness of the potential shot block.

Coming into the game, Dennis Seidenberg was leading the league with 149 blocked shots. Although he had only one against the Leafs, as a team the Panthers had 15 for the game.

Ron Wilson's take on the loss to the Panthers:

``I thought we managed the ice really well, but they got a lucky bounce off the back boards on their power-play goal. We couldn't get any bounces on our power play. You can't fault the effort, they played really hard but couldn't score.''



Tuesday January 26 vs. Kings
  7 PM ET (Sportsnet, AM640)

Game Notes:
The Leafs return home from their five-game road trip to take on the surprising Los Angeles Kings.

This is the only meeting between the two teams this season. The Leafs won the game last year in California. The last time the Kings were in Toronto was Dec. 2005.



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