Following three straight years of missing the playoffs heading into the 2008-09 season, the Toronto Maple Leafs hired head coach Ron Wilson to return the team to a winning culture.
What followed is one of the most confusing rides in professional sports
Margin for error the slimmest it's been all season, The Toronto Maple leafs snapped an eight game losing streak while playing host to the Calgary Flames Tuesday night at the Air Canada Center, keeping their playoff hopes alive for at least one more game.
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Canada's Chris Kunitz (R) is congratulated by teammates, including goalie Roberto Luongo (L) and Alex Pietrangelo (3rd L), after scoring against Sweden during the third period of their men's ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014
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Canada's men's ice hockey team head coach Mike Babcock speaks to his team during a practice at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 22, 2014
"Hockey games are a kind of communion," says Canadian fan Jamie Forsyth (right), "a gathering of understanding and solace for disciples of the most exciting, dynamic, history-rich and also marginalized sport on the planet."
Hockey fans in Winnipeg cheering for their Jets
Members of the Los Angeles Kings take turns holding Lord Stanley's cup following their first win, as media take photos and film the historic moment. "With respect to my adopted home, L.A. is a bandwagon city," says Forsyth about his adopted city's recent hockey-love, "but I say: come one, come all."
Canada's Jonathan Toews celebrates after scoring on Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the first period of the men's ice hockey gold medal game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014
Canada's Chris Kunitz (L) is congratulated by teammates after scoring on Sweden during the third period of their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014