‘”It’s a tough place to be,” Ruff said of the Leafs’ 11th-place rank prior to the game. “I’ve been there. Going back to my time as an assistant in Florida, a couple of times we missed the playoffs by a point. Every game just seems so stressful, every bounce, every penalty. You know every little situation in a game is going to dictate where you’ll be at the end of the year.”‘
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