Panthers Beat Troubled Maple Leafs, 5-3
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TORONTO (AP) — Mike Santorelli scored twice Tuesday night as the Florida Panthers handed the sinking Maple Leafs a 5-3 loss, an all-too-familiar outcome for fans in Toronto.
Loud chants of “Fire Wilson!” directed at coach Ron Wilson were heard twice during the third period as the Leafs lost for the ninth time in 10 games, including all four on a disheartening homestand. Toronto sits four points out of a playoff position in the Eastern Conference.
Marcel Goc, Jason Garrison and Stephen Weiss also scored for Florida, which leads the Southeast Division with 72 points. Jose Theodore added 28 saves.
Phil Kessel, Nikolai Kulemin and Joffrey Lupul replied for the Maple Leafs.
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