January 24, 2013
Leafs crumble against Isles
By LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

Despite building an early 3-1 lead, the Maple Leafs crumbled down the stretch against the visiting Islanders in Toronto on Thursday night. (STAN BEHAL/TORONTO SUN)

TORONTO - Joffrey Lupul is out of the lineup six weeks, which is no excuse for the whole Maple Leaf team to be out of the loop.

Just 24 hours after overcoming Lupul’s broken arm an upsetting the Penguins - and after a 15-minute intermission when leading the New York Islanders by two goals - Toronto came apart at the seams in front of coach Randy Carlyle’s eyes. The Isles scored two goals in 1:26 in the middle period and then two softies on Ben Scrivens, contributing to the eventual 7-4 loss.



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