The Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t in the playoffs because their goaltending wasn’t very good.
It isn’t a whole lot more complicated than that.
Now, there are contributing factors by the boatload but what you need to know is that when the club went into the abyss in February they surrendered the opening two goals in five straight loses. In the sixth they blew a 3-1 lead and fell 5-4 to Chicago, February 29.
The players who ambled ...