Maple Leafs fall to powerful Sharks

Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson gets hit by San Jose Sharks centre Joe Thornton at the...

Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson gets hit by San Jose Sharks centre Joe Thornton at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Dec. 3, 2013. (DAVE ABEL/QMI Agency)

Terry Koshan, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:42 PM ET

TORONTO - Your lineup is depleted, you’ve lost four in a row and the San Jose Sharks, losers of just three games in regulation, occupy the visitors’ dressing room.

 How do you think the scene played out at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday night?

Just about how you might expect.

With Mayor Rob Ford watching from his seat in the front-row golds, the reeling Leafs fell again, this time 4-2 against a Sharks team might finally make a complete Stanley Cup run after teasing for years.

For various reasons, the Leafs didn’t have Nazem Kadri, Joffrey Lupul, Dave Bolland and Cody Franson. Another blow was absorbed when Tyler Bozak, who had left the game briefly in the second period, did not return for the third. Bozak was in his fifth game after missing 12 with a hamstring injury.


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