November 26 2013 04:00PM
November 26 2013 11:27AM
Joffrey Lupul is injured again. Earth is round, water is wet.
Lupul, who missed the third period of night's 6-0 loss to Columbus, will not travel with the Leafs on their upcoming road trip. The 30-year old winger has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 groin strain, and will likely miss the next three games against Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Montreal.
November 26 2013 10:36AM
Let's sweep that loss to Columbus under the rug. I woke up strangely sick Monday morning and wasn't myself, so I can't blame the Leafs for putting together such a stagnant effort against Columbus. The beauty of an 82-game season is that a 6-0 loss in November counts the same as a 3-1 loss once all is said and done, and the reality is that teams don't really dwell on losses as much as they're perceived to. After a 7-0 defeat at home to Washington earlier this season, all Philadelphia did was win the next game 4-0, then lost consecutive games, then won three straight… almost as if games are independent of the last ones.
I want to talk about Mason Raymond.
November 25 2013 08:29PM
Nothing gold can stay, or at least maintain a save percentage of .947.
James Reimer, starting for the second time in as many games, looked to prove that he can hold the net from Jonathan Bernier for an extended period of time. That didn’t go very well, as the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets managed to put six goals past Reimer on only 21 shots.
November 25 2013 03:19PM
I googled "Blue Jacket" and this came up.
The Leafs certainly have their faults, but at the end of the day, they currently sit 3rd in the east with a 14-8-1 record. The Blue Jackets on the other hand need to thank their lucky stars that they switched over to the eastern conference this year. Columbus' 8-12-3 record gives them 19 points. That puts them just four points out of a playoff spot in the east. In the west they'd be 13 points out.