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Looks like the Leafs are racking up those medical bills at the moment. With an already shortened bench, the Leafs fell to the Nashville Predators tonight and lost Matthew Lombardi and Mike Komisarek to upper-body injuries. Lombardi was seen leaving the arena with his arm in a sling, and Komisarek had his injured arm covered by his jacket. The "good" news is that Colton Orr will likely see action on Saturday night, and at this rate he'll be playing LW with Kessel by the 3rd period.
Can't complain too much with the effort tonight. A 38 save performance by Pekke Rinne and a significantly less stellar performance by Ben Scrivens sealed Toronto's fate. The Lupul-Bozak-Kessel line was a combined -11, despite the Leafs controlling most of the play and being aggressive throughout the game. Sometimes you just run into a hot goaltender. But with injuries mounting and 6 of their next 8 games on the road, there's a legitimate cause for concern in Leafland.