I am so grateful that the Toronto Maple Leafs exist.
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) June 1, 2021.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs just blew a 3-1 series cause the Montreal Canadiens and Twitter is rightfully letting them hear it..
3 things are particular in life. Death, taxes, and the Toronto Maple Leafs frustrating their fans. For the 5th successive year, the Toronto Maple Leafs will be heading house after making the postseason, yet stopping working to win a single postseason series.
I might go on, however I do not have all night and Im sure Leafs fans are asking me to stop. The Leafs provided their fans so much hope after winning three straight video games after captain John Tavares was injured in Game 1. Just like Lucy constantly pulled the football away from Charlie Brown just prior to he kicked it, the Leafs could not help themselves.
The Thrashers and Leafs have actually advanced to the 2nd round the exact same variety of times given that 2004.
— Atlanta Thrashers (@NotThrashers) June 1, 2021.
While the Montreal Canadiens are worthy of a heap of credit for returning from a 3-1 deficit and allowing the Leafs to force overtime in both Games 5 and 6, the ultimate story is this– the Leafs choked again.
The Leafs are no complete strangers to heartbreaking, soul-crushing losses. Remember 2013, when the Leafs had a 4-1 lead in Game 7 with under 15 minutes left in the video game and the Boston Bruins proceeded to not just tie the video game in regulation, however win it in overtime?
How about just last season, when the Leafs were down 3-0 to the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 4 of their best-of-five video game series? They proceeded to storm back with four unanswered goals to require Game 5, only to get shutout and lose the series.
I could go on, but I dont have all night and Im sure Leafs fans are asking me to stop. As bad as 2013 and 2020 were, this year feels worse. The Leafs offered their fans a lot hope after winning three straight video games after captain John Tavares was hurt in Game 1. Simply like Lucy constantly pulled the football away from Charlie Brown simply prior to he kicked it, the Leafs could not help themselves. They choked.
The Leafs should have to be roasted over open flames. They had every going in their favor and in some way still handled to find a way to lose three successive video games to the Canadiens. Twitter offered a lots of entertainment and fuel for the roasting.
Twitter lets the Maple Leafs have it.
The Canadiens will go on to deal with the Winnipeg Jets in the 2nd round. Must be a fascinating series with two star goaltenders squaring off. Connor Hellebuyck is probably the very best active American-born goalie and Carey Price certainly made a declaration this series that hes still probably among the best active Canadian-born goalies.
Auston Matthews is not going to bear with this much longer. Is that how we are expected to do this? @Sid_Seixeiro.
— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) June 1, 2021.
For those who play poker, its like the Leafs had pocket Aces entering into this one, turned an Ace on the flop and still lost.
— David Alter (@dalter) June 1, 2021.
Death, taxes, and the Toronto Maple Leafs frustrating their fans. For the fifth consecutive year, the Toronto Maple Leafs will be heading house after making the postseason, yet failing to win a single postseason series.
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) June 1, 2021.