Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf has been consistent in his approach this season to quickly dismiss previous games whether the result has been good or bad. That approach has certainly helped the team keep an even keel, a likely reason they haven't gone three consecutive games without registering at least one point. "You're not happy, but you've got to move on very quickly," Phaneuf said. "Whether you win or lose games, the schedule is so tight that you've got to be able to regroup." Though Phaneuf was clearly irked with the blown lead to Carolina on Thursday, he doesn't believe such collapses will become epidemic with the team. "We've never had a problem this year with closing out leads, I think we're a very good third-period team," Phaneuf said. "But we had a few slip-ups. We did not play tight enough and it cost us. But that's what happens when mistakes happen and you give a team momentum in their building."
Phaneuf leaves blown lead behind
Toronto Sun | Dec 31