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Dion Phaneuf draws early criticism from Leaf fans

10/08/2014 08:46 EDT | Updated 12/08/2014 05:59 EST
It only took 4:42 of the opening period for Leaf fans to get on beleagered defenceman Deion Phaneuf.

The Montreal Canadiens drew first blood in the much-anticipated season opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre. Leafs' goalie Jonathan Bernier let in a soft goal, but Phaneuf was the focus of blame. 

Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty skated around Phaneuf and directed a harmless-looking shot that beat Bernier. Moments later, the often-maligned Phaneuf was the target of criticism on twitter.

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