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Babcock Disappointed Nobody Stepped Up In Matthews' Absence.

Published October 30, 2018 at 11:31

"The Toronto Maple Leafs came out pretty lifeless at home against the Calgary Flames on Monday night. The team was only able to register four shots on goal during the first period and followed that up with 11 in the second and 10 in the third for a total of 25 shots. Nobody can blame Frederik Andersen for the loss as he kept the Leafs in the game shutting out the Flames in the first and second period. After the game Mike Babcock said he was pretty frustrated with players not taking advantage of the opportunity they had with Auston Matthews' out of the lineup."That's why we watch them, right? But I didn't think our top group had a good night, you know what I mean? You're talking about a different group. To me, our top group playing against their top groups weren't good enough.
When you look at the whole group, obviously, we weren't good enough. We will get an opportunity to ask ourselves why and get it straightened out so we can be better."What do you think of Babcock's comments? Do you think he'll make any lineup changes before Thursday?

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