Having a bad time in Florida has become a trend for the Maple Leafs. But last night, the struggle in paradise reached a new level.
Though the Panthers haven’t exactly been a strong opponent in, well, forever, the trip to Florida always seems to be a daunting one for the Leafs. Their last win in Florida came all the way back on Dec. 28, 2016, when they edged the Panthers out 3-2 in the shootout. Since then, it’s been a disaster. They kicked this skid off with the infamous 7-2 loss in March of 2017, they lost both of their trips to Florida in 2017-18 and 2018-19, and extended the Sunrise losing streak to six games with last night’s lopsided loss.
The Leafs got pounded by the Florida Panthers by a score of 8-4 on Sunday night. The loss extended their losing skid to three games and it now has them just one point up on the Panthers for the third seed in the Atlantic Division. The eight goals were the most the team had allowed in a game, with the next-worst result being a 7-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning back in October.
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Author: Cam Lewis / The Leafs Nation