Rangers score 2 shorthanded goals on same penalty kill

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto's power play allowed another team to score two shorthanded goals against them on the same advantage. That's bad.

Let's start with the good news for the Toronto Maple Leafs. They snapped a three-game losing streak on Wednesday night, spoiling Martin St. Louis' debut with the New York Rangers with a 3-2 overtime win at Madison Square Garden.

It wasn't perfect, however, and shined some light on a relatively new problem that's developed -- their power play has been a complete disaster the past two weeks.

With a two-goal lead in the second period, the Maple Leafs allowed New York to score not one, but two shorthanded goals on the same penalty kill. First, it was defenseman Ryan McDonagh, and then just one minute later, it was forward Dominic Moore scoring on an odd-man rush to tie the game at two.

You can watch them both here.

What's really bad about this -- and this almost seems impossible -- is that it's the second time in four games that Toronto has allowed two shorthanded goals on the same power play. The Maple Leafs allowed Michael Grabner to score two all by himself in their return game from the Olympic break.

Look at it another way: When Toronto's power play has been on the ice over the past four games it has been outscored, 4-0. That's not the way this thing is supposed to work.

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