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FTB: Leafs have little time to ponder loss to the Sabres

The Leafs need to quickly regroup for a home-away series this week against the Penguins.

Pittsburgh Penguins v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

It’s a holiday for some today, but for all of us it’s yet another sombre morning after the Leafs lost the second game of a back-to-back. At least we have the fun of Egor Korshkov making his NHL debut and scoring a goal. Let’s watch that again.

That was Korshkov’s second big goal of the weekend. Here was the first.

Here’s our recap of last night’s game.

There’s little time to spend on that loss. The Leafs have a home-away series against the Penguins this week; in Pittsburgh on Tuesday and in Toronto on Thursday. Then it’s the Hurricanes on Saturday before the Leafs depart for a Florida road-trip next week.

The Marlies are playing their Family Day game at the Scotiabank Arena this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Winning the third game of this weekend would be a big boost to the team.

ICYMI

Here’s what we’ve posted so far this long weekend.

Marlies overcome slow start to defeat Senators 7-6 in OT - Species
Down 4-1 in the first period, the Marlies tied it up 6-6 in the third, and then Egor Korshkov scored the winner in overtime.

Back to Excited Episode 93: Decisions, Decisions - Arvind and Fulemin
We talk about the rumoured contract going Jake Muzzin’s way

Hell Is Bad Goaltending - Pension Plan Puppets
And we can’t leave.

Other News

What’s Brad Marchand up to these days? Being Brad Marchand.

Jeff Blashill reminds you not to get fooled by “the score.”

So let’s check the stats for that game.

Blashill must be saying that if the Red Wings had played as bad as they normally do, they would have lost this game 10-1, so losing it 5-1 is proof they played a good game!

Stadium Series experience shrouded in poor execution - Mile High Hockey
On top of the gut-wrenching last-minute loss by the Avalanche, the parking lots, the traffic and lack of food and facilities left fans shivering mad at the NHL’s latest winter outdoor game

Lightning trade Nolan Foote, first round pick for Devils Blake Coleman - Raw Charge
The Lightning go all in by trading for Blake Coleman.

Royal homecoming for newest Los Angeles King - KEYT | KCOY
[SPECIES: Trevor Moore sounds like he never even liked us here at all!]