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Found May 13, 2013 on Awful Announcing:

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The thrill of victory is great, but the agony of defeat always makes for better and juicier headlines. Take the Toronto Sun for instance and their reaction to the hometown Maple Leafs blowing a 4-1 3rd Period lead in Game 7 against the Boston Bruins, losing 5-4 in overtime. "The Choke's On Us" might be a little harsh considering Toronto did fight back from a 3-1 series deficit to force the Game 7...but with the Leafs' recent run of futility, Toronto is going to embrace this collapse like they are the hockey embodiment of Sergio Garcia.

On the bright side, it's Blue Jays season or something.

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  • I did not see the entire game. Did the Maple Leafs ever use their timeout? If not, it should have been used after the score became 4-2. If they had used it earlier I retract my criticism of the Coach.
    As is often the case, a three goal lead in a NHL hockey game is not a win! The New York Rangers decided a three goal lead was not enough and moved on to the next round. Sorry the Maple Leafs game was over first and the Leafs did not have an example to follow. The Leafs' forecheck was non-existant for the last 10 minutes of period 3 and they were not strong on the puck. They made multiple weak clearing attempts in their defensive zone and had only 1 strong shift in that time period. Even the breakaway with about 6 minutes left, that could have sealed the victory, was weak.
    I am an old-time goalie that was once scouted by the Bruins but have been a long-time Flyers/Maple Leaf fan. Hope they don't blame Reimer. He could file a suit for non-support!
    Every minute of every playoff game must be played with despiration if you want to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup!!
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