Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf summed up his team's latest loss in one word: "unacceptable."
The Maple Leafs were handed their second ugly loss in as many games, suffering a 9-2 beating at the hands of the Nashville Predators at Toronto's Air Canada Centre.
"When you get beat like that in professional sports, it's embarrassing," said Phaneuf. "To get beat like that in front of your home fans compounds the issue."
Coming off a 6-2 defeat to the lowly Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, Toronto (9-7-2) was flat from the get-go against the Predators and couldn't play itself back into the game.