I tried to stay up until the end of the game to pick an appropriate headline and recap the game in some way, but I couldn't do it. I'm sorry. The widespread panic about the Leafs' supposed sudden inability to score was more exhausting than the late start time. The regularity of shooting percentage regression and how that might impact the Leafs' recent games wasn't factored into the intermission analysis that I ended up muting anyway (too late, unfortunately).

What are your thoughts on the California road trip? Is the sky falling, or just the Leafs' PDO? Maybe both?

Leafs Links

The Leafs should probably not trade Phil Kessel for Max Domi--Jeffler

Apparently we live in a world where columns like this need to be written. And it makes me very sad.

Trading Kessel--Justin Fisher

Don't f***ing do it.

Frederik Gauthier, better than first anticipated--Corsi Hockey League

"Better than swinging and completely missing".

Ducks and Atlanta both score against the Leafs in one shift--Puck Daddy

In moments that you would rather forget.

Ducks' Perry pondered future with Maple Leafs--Sportsnet

"It would've been nice to go home and play in front of family and friends every night, but on the other side of things, you have to think about your life and how you want to live it." That made me laugh bitterly.

Rielly: Maple Leafs coaches "easier to talk to"--Sportsnet

"Good one, Peter" is an incredible opening sentence.

Around the League

Ryan Suter receives two-game suspension for elbowing Steve Downie--Puck Daddy

Who wouldn't elbow Steve Downie though.

Blues grant Martin Brodeur one-week leave of absence--St. Louis Game Time

We'll be waiting on pins and needles to hear what he decides.

Arizona Coyotes trade Devan Dubnyk to Minnesota Wild--Five For Howling

Yes, the Jets are the real deal!--Mirtle

Mirtle thinks things are looking good in Winnipeg.