|Puck gets by Reimer. Leafs lose 3-2 to the Jets|
Not much to report on the game... Same problems as always. The Leafs inability to be able to kill off penalties led to all three goals from the Jets. Two of the three goals came on the powerplay and the other was just a few seconds after one of the Leafs penalties had finished. They weren't given much help as the referees made a few questionable calls against the Leafs, including a really late call that was made solely based on the reaction of Winnipeg fans.
Tyler Bozak missed the game and is expected to miss at least seven days. He fell hard into the boards during practice and was placed on the IR. Matthew Lombardi was then activated off the IR and returned to the line-up for the Leafs. Lombardi played on the third line with Nazem Kadri and Clarke MacArthur while Tim Connolly moved up to the first line with Kessel and Lupul.
The Leafs look to rebound in 2012 as they play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. The puck drops at 7pm and is a must win game for the Leafs... That being said, the last three games were must win games against beatable teams and they only managed a single point... They need to shake off 2011 and play with some urgency in the new year.