Blues hand free-falling Leafs sixth straight loss

Blues forward David Backes scores on Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier during second period action in...

Blues forward David Backes scores on Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier during second period action in Toronto on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:46 PM ET

TORONTO - On the same day Toronto’s major-league baseball team was drubbed 22-5, ornery Maple Leafs fans at the Air Canada Centre still started chanting “Let’s go Blue Jays” midway through the second period on Tuesday night.

That’s how disgruntled the city and its legion of loyal supporters has become concerning Randy Carlyle’s free-falling team.

They have every reason to be.

Because after Tuesday night, the Maple Leafs found themselves in 10th place in the Eastern conference standings, part of a four-team logjam at 80 points that also included seventh-place Columbus, eighth-place Detroit and ninth-place Washington.

And this time, there was no James Reimer to blame. Not when he was planted at the end of the bench backing up Jonathan Bernier.


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