There isn't much to say about a team that lost by a touchdown last night, so I'll provide the following expert analysis: Marian Gaborik seems to respond really well to being benched.
The only hope Leaf Nation can cling to is that the team will bounce back from a truly awful effort to rally around Jean-Sebastien Giguere tonight as he gets his shot against his former teammates on the Anaheim Ducks (7 p.m. Sportsnet).
Mirtle's on his way home from the massacre and will file to this space later in the day. We're also taping the latest episode of the Globe Hockey Roundtable podcast this afternoon, so look for that to be posted by 6 p.m.
Until then, the links:
If you can stomach reliving the game, Mirtle's take on it is here.
Jeff Blair talked to former Leaf Eric Lindros about concussions and the lack of respect between players in the league.
New York Post hockey guy Larry Brooks on the big Rangers win.
The Toronto Sun's Dave Hilson filed notes from New York.
Michael Langlois at Vintage Leaf Memories on patience and leadership.
A bit of Ducks coverage from the Orange County Register