So the Leafs lost again last night in classic Leafs style, giving Winnipeg 6 chances against the NHL's worst penalty killing unit. They scored twice with the man advantage and once more just as another powerplay had ended. December has not been a pretty month for Toronto. They've won only four games. They allowed a league high twenty powerplay goals. They were tied for second in TSH per game (times short handed). The powerplay dried up, finishing 26th. That gives them a +/- of -13 on special teams for the month.
While other issues persist, the Leafs can't kill penalties yet continue going to the box with regularity.
Anyways, hopefully today's links have a more positive outlook than I do for 2012...
Leafs lose to Leafs penalty kill
Pretty accurate description from LeafsHQ
Good look at the defense's advanced stats through December by J.P.
VLM stands behind Reimer. He did have a .914 last night
MarliesHQ with the recap. Most of their best players are up with the Leafs...
New post over at the Silver Fox