Frederik Andersen with strong words after the #leafs fourth straight loss: “We have to figure out who wants to play for the team.”
it's actually 4 terrible losses in a row. In the 2 games before the break, they blew a 2-0 lead in the last 5 minutes against the bolts, then lost to the worst team in the league the next night with a costly error in the last 2 minute (Senators). Both teams were on the tail end of a b2b, so no excuses there.
I've always been a big Gardiner fan and apologist, but his play in OT last night was terrible. Nylander is backchecking and clearly goes straight for the puck carrier. His intentions were clear for about 80 feet. Gardiner needs to let Nylander take the puck carrier and pick up the trailer. Instead, Gardiner inexplicably tries to close on the puck carrier as well. Neither him or Nylander is able to stop the pass, and Coutourier is wide open in the slot for a mini breakaway.