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The Leafs leave the Golden State with one win and two losses, but the road trip isn’t over.

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Los Angeles Kings Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Leafs wound up their annual California road trip with a 5-3 loss last night to the L.A. Kings. The game started off looking hopeless, but then the Leafs started a comeback, however it wasn’t enough to dig up out of the whole they had dug down.

If you haven’t checked ahead in the schedule: it’s brutal.

The Leafs are now in the middle of playing seven games in eleven days, including multiple timezone changes, long flights, and ending with back-to-back home and away games against the Bruins. This is a seriously grueling part of the season, and it’s November, WHEN IT MATTERS!

The Leafs next game is Saturday against the Blues who lead the Central division with a 10-3-1 record.

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