Maple Leafs must forget about the past

Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier dives to block a shot against the Rangers on Monday night. (Getty...

Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier dives to block a shot against the Rangers on Monday night. (Getty Images/AFP)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:15 PM ET

TORONTO - As the Maple Leafs attempted to hit the reboot button while stuffing themselves with turkey and egg nog during the Christmas break, perhaps the most valuable gift stuffed in each of their stockings should have been an eraser.

One they could use to wipe out the game-by-game scores of the past five weeks.

While you always can learn from past failures, a quick glance at the Maple Leafs track record since Nov. 19 should be considered alarming for even the most optimistic of glass-half-full observers.

Coming off a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on that particular night, the Leafs have posted just one regulation-time victory in their past 18 contests. that being an impressive 7-3 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks at the Air Canada Centre back on Dec. 14.


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