Down 2-1 in their first round series against the Boston Bruins, the Toronto Maple Leafs need not look far for the answer.
The Bruins are dominating the face-off dot.
Overall, the Bruins have won 58 per cent of the face-offs in the series.
The Bruins have gone 91-73 in even-strength face-offs and won an astonishing 15 of 21 draws when down a man.
While that eight percent advantage does not seem huge, the Bruins have won 10 more face-offs a night than the Leafs.
From the Leafs point of view, the statistics are downright gruesome. […]