Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee kick it off with the Leafs' loss last night against the Sabres, their inability to close against lesser competition, Morgan Rielly's struggles and Keefe's lineup tinkering. They also discuss Matt Murray's stretch of allowing four goals in each of the last five games, and if Joseph Woll should enter the mix. The Daily Faceoff's Mike McKenna weighs in on Murray's recent poor performances, what he'd need to do down the stretch to start in the playoffs and gives an early evaluation of Jonathan Quick in Las Vegas (41:33). Later, Hall of Famer Adam Oates shares his thoughts on coaching Trevor Zegras, the pressure on Auston Matthews and the evolution of hockey to be less averse to risks (1:05:48). To close, Kyper, Bourne and Sam go through the playoff picture, teams on the edge, teams falling out down the stretch and the most enticing matchups if the season ended today.
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