A recap of last night's Florida/Toronto game.
|Thanks to the Florida Panthers, the Toronto Maple Leafs are back in 10th place in the Eastern Conference standings.
The Maple Leafs had a terrible third period last night.
As a result, the Leafs allowed the Panthers to comeback and win the game 5-3.
"You don't get the points, that hurts," said Leaf's head coach, Sheldon Keefe at the post game press conference.
Keefe also added his team lost their focus.
Florida's Mark Pysyk scored the lone goal in the first period.
There was more bad news for the Leafs.
Leaf's goalie, Frederik Andersen, didn't return for the second period, (see today's "Sports News And Notes" blog).
Backup goalie, Michael Hutchinson took over.
The Leafs went ahead 2-1 in the second period with goals by John Tavares and William Nylander.
Auston Matthews put the Leafs ahead 3-1 38 seconds into the third period.
It seemed as if the Leafs were going to win this crucial game.
Unfortunately, the Leaf's defence broke down badly.
Pysyk scored his second goal of the game at 2:29.
58 seconds later, Jonathan Huberdeau scored.
Mike Hoffman put Florida ahead 4-3 at 10:13.
Pysyk completed the hat-trick with an empty netter at 19:12.
Florida's Mike Matheson had three assists.
Panther's goalie, Sergei Bobrovsky, stopped 31 shots.
Toronto's Mitch Marner had two assists last night.
Toronto is off to New York to play the Rangers tomorrow night.