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The incredible amount of turnovers the Leafs have committed this season segues nicely into the Leafs' second major problem.
Toronto also happens to struggle when it comes to puck possession.
Much of this stems from the aforementioned turnover rate, but it also has to do with Toronto's inability to sustain long attacks when playing five-on-five hockey.
Having just one or two defensemen capable of consistently making effective first passes from their own end is also killing this Leafs team some nights.
These factors combine to explain why Toronto gives up more shots per 60 minutes of five-on-five action (33.3) than any other team, while only racking up more shots per 60 minutes while at full strength (27.1) than seven other teams.
That disparity is sure to be exploited in the postseason by some of the conference's more disciplined teams, and special teams can only take you so far.