Maple Leafs fans fight each other after Game 7 loss to Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs fans are taking out their frustrations on each other.
At least two separate skirmishes between fans broke out, viral video exhibits, after their staff lost, 2-1, in Game 7 to the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night time. A shirtless man was chased in circles by one other man, who swung not less than 4 occasions however by no means appeared to join. Police slowly reacted to break up the second fight that noticed fans rolling round on the ground.
There is not any realizing what began the fights.
But there’s loads of purpose for Maple Leafs fans to be annoyed after probably the most predictable first-round sequence of the Stanley Cup Playoffs performed out precisely as anticipated.
The Lightning’s hope for a three-peat lives on as they received the ultimate two video games towards the Maple Leafs when dealing with elimination to seize their ninth straight sequence since a first-round elimination as heavy favorites within the 2019 playoffs.
Meanwhile, the Maple Leafs nonetheless haven’t received a sequence since 2004. The drought contains seven straight lost sequence relationship to 2013, highlighted by six one-and-done exits within the final six years.
What’s extra agonizing? The Maple Leafs have 10 straight losses when dealing with an opportunity to shut out a sequence. The record contains blowing a 3-1 sequence lead on the Canadiens in 2021 however began with memorably blowing a three-goal lead within the last 9 minutes of a Game 7 towards the Bruins in 2013.
In this case, the Maple Leafs solely blew a 3 games-to-2 lead. But the referees stoked the flames of controversy within the one-goal loss in Game 7 by disallowing John Tavares’ purpose due to an interference name on teammate Justin Holl.
No purpose. No win. See you subsequent year.
Them’s fightin’ phrases.