I didn't see the game last night, but everything about this photo, from the expressions on the faces of Mike Komisarek and Mikhail Grabovski to the puck in the net, seem to sum things up well.
I usually take a small break during my Sunday morning (Vietnam time) classes to check on the progress of the Leaf game on each Saturday. The Leafs lost? Bummer. The Leafs lost to the Canadiens? Even more so. It's extra homework for those kids today.
If life hands you lemons, you wing those lemons right back, and add some rocks of your own. Screw you, universe!
Here are your links, starting with a recap from Sean Gordon at the Globe and Mail:
Put simply, the Leafs had no answer once Desharnais engineered a 1-0 Montreal lead. Lupul, acquired to provide some offensive punch, was largely invisible other than his fisticuffs with Subban, and Toronto sniper Phil Kessel seemed to go into a funk after seeing a good scoring chance go begging in the first. The Leafs would muster a comparatively modest 27 shots on the night, few of which could be called dangerous.
"Inexplicably Flat, Leafs Shut-Out In Montreal"
Really? Inexplicably? Well, "inexcusably", maybe.
Game In 10 – Game 56
The latest from Xterratu.
Chicken soup for the battered soul
Over at Gary Roberts: Baby Eater, there is a collection of Youtube videos of Leafs beating up Hab players. Never gets old.
Mike Komisarek: Eight Minutes for $4.5M
Chemmy does a bit of venting over at The Leafs Nation.
The Maple Leafs going forward: the hopeful perspective—Part I
Michael Langlois over at VLM with a glass half-full.
Other Hockey Links:
Isles' GIllies, Martin suspended for brawl
This is the fallout from the much-discussed incident.