Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 3/30/13
Despite losing to Boston 3-2 in a shoot out earlier this week, Toronto Maple Leaf’s head coach, Randy Carlyle was quite pleased with his team’s effort.  ”I thought we competed in the game,” he said in the post game press conference. From what I saw in the game, I quite agree, despite the fact the Toronto Maple Leafs gave up a 2-0 lead.  After all, they pushed shoot out to six rounds. Ironically, Carlyle was not too happy with his team’s performance the very next night against the Florida Panthers, in which the Leafs won 3-2. Joffrey Lupul Joffrey Lupul scored two goals in the Florida game.  Backup goalie, Ben Scrivens apparently was quite busy in net, making 40 saves. The Leafs next opponent would be the Carolina Hurricanes.  A team in which they are 0-2 this season. Toronto opened the scoring in the first period.  They jumped out to a 2-0 mid-way through the second (period). Minutes later, the Leafs made, what could of been a costly mistake. While short-handed, Carolina’s Eric Staal retrieved a blocked shot and scored on the break away to make it 2-1. Tied 2-2,  Staal scored again to give the Hurricanes a 3-2 lead.  It looked as if the Hurricanes were about to get a perfect 3-0 record against the Leafs this season. Mid-way through the period, though, Leaf`s captain, Dion Phaneuf scored the tying goal on the power play.  Just mere seconds later, Lupul scored a highlight reel goal to put the Leafs ahead once again. The Leafs put the game on ice by scoring two empty netters.  The Leafs finally got their first victory against Carolina this season, winning 6-3. Both Tyler Bozak and Phaneuf racked up three points (one goal, two assists) during the game. Lupul seems to be back in good form since getting off the Injured Reserve, racking up at least nine points, including four in two games. The Leafs face Ottawa tomorrow night.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: Bubba Watson's caddie owns heckler at PGA Championship

NFL denies sending Donald Trump letter about schedule

Michael Bennett calls out NFL stars for not speaking up on social matters

Nationals make astute move in acquiring Melancon

Son of former NFL player Antonio Armstrong charged with death of parents

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

U.S. Senator “appalled” by Bettman’s stance on concussions

Team USA’s Opening Ceremony uniforms look a little treasonous

Lawyer who reps concussion lawsuit wants to speak with Bettman

Tyler Eifert says he will never play in the Pro Bowl again

Australian athletes evacuate the Olympic village after fire

Russian weightlifting team banned from Rio

Texans GM 'disappointed' in DeAndre Hopkins

Can Andre Johnson end his regression in Tennessee?

Favre opens up about painkiller addiction during career

Miami women’s basketball coach criticizes Texas A&M following slideshow

Twin Cities preparing for influx of sex trafficking during Super Bowl LII

WATCH: Bautista bat flip will be available as NHL 17 celebration

Former USMNT, current MLS forward Davies battled cancer, in remission

The definitive guide to U.S. Men's Basketball at Rio 2016

Tony Romo training camp picture leads to fat jokes, concern

Matt Cullen’s family eats cereal out of the Stanley Cup

Texas A&M suspends coaches for sexist slideshow

10 most dangerous college football defenders in 2016

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dr. Phil calls out the Patriots for their cheating ways

Everything that's already gone wrong at the Rio Olympics

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

We asked Team USA: What other Olympic sport would you play?

Why Gary Bettman's CTE denial is cause for concern for NHL

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker