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25.09.2019 08:46
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TORONTO - The home locker-room at Air Canada Centre stayed closed for a few extra minutes on the night of Oct. 25. The Toronto Maple Leafs needed to clear the air after a demoralizing 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins.Basically, we had an agreement that that was enough, coach Randy Carlyle said. Enough was enough. Because we couldnt continue to go the way we were going, and our performance against Boston was one where in our minds and in their minds was unacceptable.Since that unacceptable performance, the Leafs are 3-0-0 with victories over the Buffalo Sabres, Columbus Blue Jackets and Chicago Blackhawks. The wins have moved them from 14th to seventh in the 16-team Eastern Conference.Along the way, the morale gradually improved. Taking care of business against lowly Buffalo led to what centre Nazem Kadri called a complete 180 after some tension amid the losing.Goaltender James Reimer, who on Saturday night became the first goaltender since 2008 with 25-plus saves and no goals allowed in a third period, didnt like how things were going.I think its one of those things where we werent all pulling on the same rope, for lack of a better word, Reimer said. We werent on the same page.Victories against stronger competition had the Leafs feeling pretty good about themselves going into this weeks Western Conference road trip.We knew what we were doing was unacceptable and we needed to get back to playing Toronto Maple Leaf hockey, said centre Peter Holland, who has a bigger role in the absence of injured forward Joffrey Lupul. When we play our brand of hockey were a good team, were tough to beat.The Leafs brand of hockey will get tested on the road, even if its not against the best of the West. They visit the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday and the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday before returning home to face the New York Rangers on Saturday.Our hockey club has played pretty good on the road, Carlyle said, referencing the Leafs 3-0-1 road record. You have to win on the road to climb in the standings.It could help the Leafs that they have some Western influence on the roster, including forwards Peter Holland (Anaheim Ducks), Daniel Winnik (Ducks and Coyotes) and Mike Santorelli (Vancouver Canucks and Nashville Predators) and defencemen Stephane Robidas (Ducks and Dallas Stars) and Roman Polak (St. Louis Blues). Even new assistant coach Peter Horachek had been in Nashville before a stop with the Florida Panthers.That certainly will help having Roman and Danny Winnik, myself, who have been in the Western Conference a lot, Horachek said last week. Randys been out there before, he came out there and (has an) understanding of some of the way teams play and some of the characteristics of some of the players. ... Any time you can have familiarity, I think it helps, for sure.It also doesnt hurt to have some momentum. Reimer said the teams confidence is in a good place right now, something Carlyle credited the players for.Captain Dion Phaneuf just sees it as the machinations of a season that are magnified in Toronto.Theres lots of ups and downs, Phaneuf said. Believe me, when youre in a market like this, you can feel the ups and the downs. ...But I think that we did a good job of sticking with it and turning it around because we werent feeling very good about ourselves about five, six days ago. We beared down, we talked about (how) we expected more out of each other and we expected more out of our team and weve shown that.Note — Before leaving for Phoenix, the Leafs recalled centre Sam Carrick and defenceman Stuart Percy from the AHLs Marlies. Carrick, who made his NHL debut Saturday night and then was sent down for salary-cap reasons, is expected to remain in the lineup as the fourth-line centre. Percy will most likely serve as the seventh defenceman on the trip.---Follow @SWhyno on Twitter Kobe Bryant Shoes Free Shipping . Zdeno Chara scored with 13 seconds left in regulation after David Krejci tied it late, lifting the Bruins to a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday night in a game that saw Orpik taken from the ice on a stretcher. Wholesale Kobe Bryant Shoes .com) - The surging Montreal Canadiens will try to match their longest winning streak of the season when they visit the Florida Panthers for Saturdays clash at BB&T Center. . Sopoaga hit the upright with his first shot at goal from 15 metres. He then kicked nine goals in succession -- two conversions and seven penalties -- before being replaced in the 62nd minute, three points short of the Highlanders record for most points in a match. Kobe Bryant Shoes Deals . -- When the Los Angeles Kings are on top of their formidable defensive game, they revel in the silence they can create in a frustrated road arena. Kobe Bryant Shoes Outlet . Mohamed Diame put West Ham ahead in the 47th minute before goals by substitutes Carlton Cole and Joe Cole condemned Fulham to a fifth straight defeat, keeping the visitors in the bottom three.GIRONA, Spain -- Slovenian cyclist Luka Mezgec followed up an opening day victory by winning the second leg of the Volta a Catalunya on Tuesday to keep the overall lead. The Giant-Shimano cyclist beat Italian pair Roberto Ferrari and Daniele Ratto in a sprint finish to win in a time of 3 hours, 57 minutes, 49 seconds. Mezgec leads Ferrari by 14 seconds overall with a time of 8:06:42 as cyclists endured rain and cold weather during a 168-kilometre (104-mile) run. With the seven-stage race heading toward the Pyrenees mountains next, Mezgec is not expected to hang on to the lead in a field that includes Tour de France champion Christopher Froome and Alberto Contador. Theey both finished three seconds back on Tuesday to trail Mezgec by 23 seconds after two stages.dddddddddddd Froome was cautious about his chances as he settles back into competing after pulling out of the preceding Tirreno-Adriatico with back injury. "If I see Im progressing well and I dont feel hurt then I think I can achieve something here," Froome said. "I have to take into account I lost two training days and the injury kept me from training as strongly as I wanted for another five days." Wednesdays leg is a 163-kilometre run from Banyoles to La Molina, featuring two long mountain climbs -- one of them at the end of the stage. 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