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For an entire year, all that mattered to the Leafs and their tortured fan base was advancing past the first round of the playoffs. Not necessarily a Stanley Cup – no, no, just four wins in 13 days to break an 18-year drought.
The fourth win slipped through their fingers Saturday at Scotiabank Arena, the dynasty-chasing Tampa Bay Lightning emerging victorious in a 2-1 Game 7. The Leafs are now a miserable 0-6 in playoff series in the Auston Matthews era.
“We’re getting sick and tired of feeling like this,” Mitch Marner said postgame.
OK, so now what?John Matisz (The Score)
Read the full postmortem on The Score.