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Leafs feeling sense of urgency to right the ship, but not panicking yet

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15.03.2019

TORONTO — The best way out of a rut at this stage of the NHL season is by recommitting to the details.

For the Toronto Maple Leafs, losers of back-to-back games at Scotiabank Arena, that started with a focused practice on Thursday. They followed it with a meeting on Friday morning and an optional morning skate before hosting the Philadelphia Flyers.

“It’s just being more competitive, more engaged, right from the start,” said veteran defenceman Ron Hainsey. “I think there’s a level here that we haven’t had. … Sometimes goals [against] happen or you make mistakes. You end up with four guys in the corner, you can probably clean that up pretty quick, but other times you just spend too much time in your own zone. That happened in both games.

“We had pucks hitting guys in the feet, bouncing in, that maybe are bad breaks, but it’s probably more a symptom of us spending too much time on our half of the ice. When we’re spending time on the other half of the ice we’re a much better........

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