Leafs lose game, Lupul (again)

A glassy-eyed Joffrey Lupul hits the ice after being sandwiched in the corner by Flyers' Jay...

A glassy-eyed Joffrey Lupul hits the ice after being sandwiched in the corner by Flyers' Jay Rosehill and Adam Hall during last night's game at the ACC. Lupul left with a suspected concussion. The Leafs wound up losing 4-3. (Craig Robertson/QMI Agency)

ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:15 PM ET

TORONTO -  Throughout this pleasantly surprising NHL season, the Leafs have shown they are capable of taking a shot to the chin.

How they bounce back from the latest blow may be their toughest test yet, however, especially in a season that now has just 11 crucial games remaining.

Getting bounced 5-3 by a feisty Philadelphia Flyers squad in what was a deplorable defensive zone effort at the Air Canada Centre, may not have been the worst of it on Thursday night.

When Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul crumpled to the ice and then wobbled his way off of it after being double-teamed by a pair of Flyers forwards in the first period, suddenly the cushion built over the past few weeks of success lost some of its stuffing.

Rocked on simultaneous hits by Flyers forwards Adam Hall and Jay Rosehill early in the first period, Lupul staggered to his feet and had to hang onto the boards for support when he reached the exit door on the Leafs bench. The forward, who had eight goa


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