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Leafs blow another lead, fall to Lightning

Tampa Bay Lighting v Toronto Maple Leafs

TORONTO , ON - MARCH 19: James Reimer #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs is scored on by Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during NHL game action March 19, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Two straight nights, two blown two-goal leads. All of a sudden, things aren’t looking too good for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

This time around, the Tampa Bay Lightning beat them 3-2. With Jonathan Bernier sick, James Reimer was in net on both Sunday and Monday, absorbing quite the volume of shots. He even seemed to get banged up a little tonight, yet he stayed in the game.

The specific numbers have changed a bit since the tweet came during the game, yet the Globe & Mail’s James Mirtle pointed out a disturbing trend for Toronto nonetheless:

The Maple Leafs have now lost five of their last six games. Relief doesn’t really seem to be in sight, either, as they only have four home games through a harrowing run that ends on Feb. 6.

In other words, things may only get uglier for the Buds.

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