Sheldon Keefe doesn't like what he's been seeing lately from his Toronto Maple Leafs.
Following the Leafs' 6-2 home loss against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, which came less than a week after an ugly 8-4 defeat versus the Florida Panthers, Keefe called out his team for being "immature."
"I think when you go through these types of things, such as Florida, such as this, it's just a sign of where you are, that you're not where you want to be," Keefe said. "Reality checks come. I thought we were an immature team down in Florida, I thought we were an immature team here today. That's how we're approaching these things. We're not performing, we're not playing with any level of discipline or consistency. That's what happens."
Saturday's loss was Toronto's fifth in its last six outings, and the game was out of reach early. Chicago took the lead 21 seconds into the contest and led 3-0 after the first period.
Making matters worse for the Leafs, the loss, paired with wins from the Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Columbus Blue Jackets, pushed them out of a playoff spot.
Toronto will have a long time to digest its recent performances, as the team's next game doesn't come until Jan. 27, after its bye week and the All-Star weekend.