Mike Babcock sees no use in talking to Kasperi Kapanen tonight.
Not after the infuriated winger blew his composure and committed a mental gaffe significant enough to cost the Toronto Maple Leafs a perfect record and what could become a valuable standings point against an Atlantic Division rival.
"He’s going to have enough people talking to him," said Babcock, after watching his club get bucked by an unhinged seesaw of a game. "He’ll probably get the message pretty good, I’d imagine."
To his credit, Kapanen faced the music in those gutting moments after the Leafs’ 6-5 shootout loss to the better-rested Montreal Canadiens, who deserve full marks for not folding when falling behind 4-1 to an offensive juggernaut with less than 15 minutes to go.