Maple Leafs lose again, plus the latest news on your favorite Canadian NHL teams. 

Leafs fall to the Panthers.

Panthers celebrate a goal against the Maple Leafs.

Panthers celebrate a goal against the Maple Leafs.

TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs dropped a 3-2 decision to the Florida Panthers, marking their 23rd loss in 27 games.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s rare to see a team collapse the way the Leafs have since New Year’s Day. Hard to believe they were still in playoff contention back then. This isn’t an 18-wheeler going over a cliff, it’s a train wreck in slow motion. 

Notable headlines.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens backup goalie Dustin Tokarski gets the start in tonight’s games against the Ottawa Senators.

OTTAWA SUN: Senators call-up goalie Andrew Hammond will make his NHL debut tonight against the Montreal Canadiens. Senators starting goalie Craig Anderson and backup Robin Lehner are currently sidelined by injuries.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets hope to have updates today on the status of injured forwards Drew Stafford (hand or shoulder) and Mathieu Perreault (left leg).

CALGARY SUN: The Flames 10 third-period comeback wins this season are two shy of the NHL record of 12 held by the Dallas Stars.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The young Flames roster has earned the nickname “Cardiac Kids” this season.

THE PROVINCE: The Vancouver Canucks are turning to call-up defensemen Ryan Stanton and Adam Clendening to shore up their injured blueline.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: After coming off 2-3-1 road trip, the Oilers are hoping to carry over that modest success to their upcoming home stand.