Maple Leafs Fans Fight Each Other After Losing Game 7 to Lightning

Toronto Maple Leafs fans take out their frustrations on each other.

At least two separate skirmishes between fans broke out, viral video shows, after their team lost 2-1 in Game 7 to the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night. A shirtless man was chased in circles by another man, who waved at least four times but never seemed to connect. Police reacted slowly to end the second fight with fans rolling on the floor.

It is not known what started the fighting.

But there’s reason enough for Maple Leafs fans to get frustrated after the most predictable run of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs went exactly as expected.

The Lightning’s hopes for a three-peat live on as they won their last two games against the Maple Leafs as they were eliminated to capture their ninth straight since a first-round elimination as heavy favorites in the playoffs of 2019.

Meanwhile, the Maple Leafs still haven’t won a series since 2004. The drought includes seven consecutive lost series dating back to 2013, marked by six one-off exits in the past six years.

Which is more painful? The Maple Leafs have 10 straight losses when given a chance to finish a series. The list includes a 3-1 lead over the Canadiens in 2021 but started with a memorable three-goal lead in the final nine minutes of a Game 7 against the Bruins in 2013.

The Maple Leafs fans are fighting it out after their loss in Game 7.

In this case the Maple Leafs nothing but blew a 3 games-to-2 lead. But the umpires stoked the flames of controversy in the loss of one goal in Game 7 by disallowing John Tavares’ goal due to an interference from teammate Justin Holl.

No goal. Now in. See you next year.

They fight against words.

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