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TORONTO – It was a taste of karma for the Leafs. A night that began with James Reimers scary exit in the Toronto crease would end in that very spot with a puzzled Jonathan Bernier ceding the awkward game-winner. Considering mounting flaws and stretches of incomplete hockey amid a (seemingly) scorching 6-1-0 start, the Leafs may have gotten what they deserved on a strange Thursday night at the ACC. "I think the hockey gods got back at us tonight," grinned Randy Carlyle following a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Hurricanes, the head coach predicting such a fate only days earlier. Pressing hard for improvements after a misleading 4-1 victory against Minnesota on Tuesday – they were outshot 37-14 – all appeared well for Carlyles club in the opening stages of the middle frame on this night. Josh Leivos first career goal would stake the Leafs to a sturdy 2-0 lead – Joffrey Lupul notching his sixth of the season moments earlier – one that would deteriorate in a matter of seven minutes on a pair of odd bounces in the third. The first would see a Ryan Murphy point shot carom off the stick of Dave Bolland and through Bernier, the 20-year-olds first career marker cutting the deficit to one. Less than four minutes later, Carl Gunnarsson would block the shot of Justin Faulk, the puck careening to an always lethal Eric Staal in the high slot. Just like that, the 2-0 third period lead had vanished. "Two-goal lead going into the third feels good and then maybe we sat back a bit too much and they got the momentum," Gunnarsson told the Leaf Report afterward. "They were going and we were a bit on our heels trying to defend that lead. Tough to turn that around." Fate would deliver its final sucker punch off the tape of Ron Hainsey. Lingering 174 feet from the Toronto goal, the Hurricanes defender would launch the puck off the wall at centre-ice. A foot race between 19-year-old Morgan Rielly and 36-year-old Radek Dvorak would ensue, only by the time linesman Don Henderson had waved off this instance of hybrid icing, the puck had caromed weirdly off the end-boards and through the legs of a stunned Bernier. "It was just a bad mistake on my part," said the 25-year-old, who believed the play would be whistled for icing. Ultimately, it was a bounce gone wrong after so many gone right early this season. Despite increasingly wobbly play through the first seven games, the Leafs had picked up all but two of a possible 14 points, held up by terrific special teams, a potent offence and sturdy goaltending. Sensing the frailty of his teams hot start, Carlyle predicted an impending reversal of fortune and on this night he and his team got it. "Its almost karma for the way weve been playing," Cody Franson observed afterward. "[Expletive] like that happens sometimes," Gunnarsson said of Hainseys unlikely game-winner. "Im not going to blame [the loss] on bad bounces or anything; we probably couldve done something better in situations before the goals, so weve got to look at that. "But karma? Absolutely." Five Points 1. Reimer Injury Only 32 seconds had elapsed on the clock before Reimer would crumble to the ice. Bobbling the first shot of the game from Jordan Staal, the 25-year-old would attempt to smother the puck, only to be run awkwardly in the neck area by the right leg of his teammate Leivo. Assisted by the team trainer, he would leave the game in favour of Bernier moments later. "I kind of tried jumping over and landed on my chin," Leivo said regretfully afterward. "Its a bad play, wish it never happened." The collision was eerily similar to one Reimer endured nearly two years earlier at the Bell Centre. In that instance on Oct. 22, 2011, he was stung in the head area by Montreal captain Brian Gionta. Reimer would battle "concussion-like symptoms" throughout the course of that season, the injury later deemed to be neck-related. "Youre always concerned when any player gets pulled out of a hockey game due to injury," Carlyle said. "This one, there is a history there so you have to worry about it for sure." According to Carlyle, Reimer suffered just a headache from the incident and was expected to participate in practice on Friday. The Leafs had scrounged up Brett Willows from the University of Toronto to act as a contingency in the event that Bernier also went down with injury. "Fortunately warm-up wasnt too long ago so Bernie was still somewhat warm," Cody Franson smirked later. 2. Hainseys odd winner Thinking the play would be whistled as a result of the new hybrid icing, the Leafs were surprised when Henderson waved off the play at the very last instance, in fact at the very same moment the puck landed behind Bernier. "Thats the new rules and thats where its difficult from our standpoint because theyre making a decision at the dot," Carlyle said. Though he conceded that Dvorak was a "foot ahead" of Rielly, Carlyle felt his defender was in line to play the puck when it rung around the boards. Instead, the puck banked off those very same boards and trickled behind Bernier, who had "misjudged" it. "Short-side goals are bad goals in the NHL," laughed Carlyle afterward. "As crazy as it sounds it went short-side. What are you going to do?" "It wasnt my favourite one, thats for sure," said Bernier of the goal. "It wasnt pretty." 3. Bozaks struggles on the draw Tyler Bozak took 1063 face-offs last season, more than every NHL centre but Claude Giroux. Despite actually leading that category in the opening weeks this season – 204 to date – he has struggled to win more than his fair or perhaps, expected share. The 27-year-old finished 13-27 against the Hurricanes (48 per cent), his overall mark now at 48.5 per cent for the season (tied for 62nd-overall.) A year ago, he wrapped as the 25th-most successful face-off artist with a 52.5 per cent success rate. Interestingly, Bozak has actually been more effective on the road than at home - 45.3 per cent at the ACC vs. 54 per cent everywhere else. Because he is used more often by his team in the face-off circle (39.1 per cent) than every centre save the aforementioned Giroux and Sidney Crosby, the Leafs have, as a team, struggled, sitting 25th-overall after Thursday night (45.5 per cent.) 4. JVR Remains Out James van Riemsdyk missed his second-consecutive game with what Carlyle revealed to be back spasms. Following an off-day for the team this past Sunday, the 23-year-old reported to work on Monday morning suffering from the ailment. He missed practice that day and could skate only sparingly over the course of the next two days, remaining "stiff" with little improvement after 35-40 minutes of practice on Wednesday. "Were not going to put him on the ice in a situation where we think were going to possibly have him have any setback," Carlyle said. According to Carlyle, van Riemsdyk has no history of back issues and is considered day-to-day. He joins a list of injured Leafs that includes Frazer McLaren, Mark Fraser and Nik Kulemin. The Leafs have totaled 22 man-games lost due to injury thus far. Stepping into his place onto a top unit that includes Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak, Mason Raymond would clock a career-high of nearly 25 minutes against the Hurricanes. 5. First goal The night proved bittersweet for Josh Leivo. There was the unintentional collision with Reimer on the opening shift and a sour defeat for his team by the time the night was through. But the third-round selection from the 2011 Draft did manage his first NHL goal in what was his fourth NHL game. With just six games of AHL experience to his name, the 20-year-old Leivo would burst in with linemate Jay McClement, picking the short-side high corner to beat Cam Ward. "Im just getting a little bit more confidence every game and obviously Randys showing it by playing me a little bit more," Leivo told the Leaf Report before the game, totaling nearly 12 minutes on Thursday. Stat-Pack 38 – Total shots for the Hurricanes. 8 – Number of times the Leafs have allowed 30-plus shots in eight games this season. 24:49 – Ice-time for Mason Raymond on Thursday, a career-high. 39.1 – Percentage of face-offs Tyler Bozak has taken for the Leafs this season. Bozak trails only Sidney Crosby and Claude Giroux in that category. 20:09 – Ice-time for Nazem Kadri on Thursday, a season-high. 2 – Games in which the Leafs have not managed a power-play goal, both losses. 17 – Goals for Joffrey Lupul in 21 regular season games dating back to last season. 204 – Total face-offs for Bozak this season, first among all NHL centres. Special Teams Capsule PP: 0-4 PK: 3-4 Quote of the Night "[Expletive] like that happens sometimes." -Carl Gunnarsson on Ron Hainseys strange game-winner. Up Next The Leafs visit the defending Stanley Cup-champion Blackhawks in Chicago on Saturday. Wholesale Adidas Nmd . Ellis had a season-high 37 points and two key assists late, Dirk Nowitzki led a fourth-quarter rally with 14 of his 35 points, and the Mavericks spoiled Howards best offensive night in Houston with a 123-120 victory over the Rockets on Wednesday night. Adidas Basketball Shoes Ireland . - Kentucky freshmen Stanley Boom Williams, Dorian Baker, Drew Barker and Tymere Dubose have been charged with disorderly conduct for their involvement with air pistol shots being fired near a residence hall on the South campus Sunday night. http://www.cheapnmdsneakersireland.com/. Bradley is one of eight players selected to the team who also played in this years World Cup in Brazil. The MLS all-stars will compete against German giants Bayern Munich in Portland on Aug. Latest Adidas Basketball Shoes . But defending champion Elena Vesnina of Russia held off a strong challenge to beat Shuai Peng of China 6-3, 6-4, and there was another hard-fought victory for 2012 runner-up Angelique Kerber of Germany, who defeated Alison Riske of the United States 7-6 (6), 6-4. Cheap Yeezys Ireland .J. -- John Elway says Peyton Manning cannot stamp himself as the greatest quarterback in NFL history even if he wins the Super Bowl on Sunday.FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Zach Sudfeld always figured hed be the guy avoiding tackles, not making them.But the New York Jets backup tight end has been consistently taking down kick returners this season, leading the team with 15 total special teams tackles. Not bad for a guy who, as far as he can remember, last regularly tackled someone in his high school days.Oh, man, it feels great, Sudfeld said Friday. When you make a good tackle, its like, Man, this is awesome. I can see why people love playing defence so much. Its a lot of fun.At 6-foot-7 and 260 pounds, Sudfeld — nicknamed Sasquatch by coach Rex Ryan — isnt exactly the prototypical special teams player.You just dont see it from that body type too much, said linebacker and special teams standout Nick Bellore. Not from a guy that tall, that big.Sudfeld has a nose for the ball carrier, though, and he has become one of the biggest surprises this season for special teams co-ordinator Thomas McGaughey.When I got here last spring and I saw him on tape, McGaughey said, if you would have told me that that guy would be our lead tackler this year, and if he was sitting right there, I would say the same thing — and Ive said this in the meetings — its unbelievable.Sudfeld is third on the depth chart at tight end behind Jeff Cumberland and rookie Jace Amaro and has just two catches for 35 yards this season. While he works for more snaps on offence, Sudfeld has made himself a valuable part of the special teams unit.Hes starting to become more of a leader, McGaughey said. Hes more vocal. He has more confidence because he has been making plays. The one guy that I would say that really shocked me is Zach.And, it came about almost by chance.Sudfeld didnt play special teams in high school and rarely did so in college at Nevada. He had some spot duty as a blocker on punts last season, his first with the Jets, but didnt see much time on special teams in the preseason this year. But in the season opener against Oaklandd, McGaughey needed someone to cover a kickoff and Sudfeld was sent in.ddddddddddddHe assisted on the tackle — his first since he played some linebacker at Modesto Christian High School in California.I kind of just jumped out there and no one blocked me, Sudfeld said. No one accounted for me, so I was in on the tackle. From then on, it was like, Hey, I could do this. I dont have much technique, though. I just try to grab them and wrap em up somehow.Its not pretty all the time, with some awkward-looking arm tackles and near-body slams, so it makes for some laughs among the other special teamers who tackle for a living. But, it gets the job done.We dont really mess with it because some of the ways he gets guys down is pretty creative, Bellore said. I mean, he had one last week where he kind of got his arm in between a guys feet and tripped him up. Its been working for him.Sudfeld has spent extra time with assistant defensive backs coach Brian Smith working on tackling techniques, and he also asks questions of teammates Bellore and rookie linebacker Trevor Reilly.I think they all know that its not just second nature for me, Sudfeld said. Its a credit to a lot of the other guys making plays in there, so the returners kind of bounce out to me and Im just kind of there to clean up.So, if the tight end stuff doesnt work out, perhaps Sudfeld could think about a position switch.I dont know, man, he said, laughing. You see guys like Calvin Pace and David Harris and Quinton Coples, and those guys are pretty spectacular at what they do. I dont think Id be a very good defensive end or something like that in this league.But, making 15 tackles — including eight solo — isnt too shabby.Really, 15? Wow, Sudfeld said, smiling. I didnt know that. Thats a lot, man. To really be contributing, you go into meetings and you feel like you can really provide a service to the team. Its just great.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '

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