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The Good Stuff From The First Round – Eastern Conference

If you needed a reminder that the playoffs are mostly a complete and total crapshoot, you needn’t look any further than what just transpired over the last few weeks. Boston, out. Chicago, out. Minnesota, out. The teams with the third, fourth, and fifth best records in the league are already done. Still, though, the postseason…

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Leafs Postgame: Seed. Planted.

After one of the best games Leafs fans have seen in the last 20 years, Toronto returned home for game three against the Caps. It goes without saying, but a win would do wonders for the Leafs’ chances of slaying the giant, while a loss would be borderline catastrophic. Here’s how Toronto’s 4-3 win over…

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Leafs Postgame: Heartbreaker

4,757. That’s the number of days it’s been since the Toronto Maple Leafs last played a playoff game after a full 82-game season. Tonight marked the end of that streak. The Buds took to Washington for game 1 of their first-round matchup against the Capitals. Calling Toronto the underdog would be an understatement – no one picked…

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Matthews, Marner, Nylander a historic NHL rookie trio

Sorry in advance, Jim Matheson, but the Leafs’ rookies are really, really good. So good, in fact, that Toronto’s ‘Big Three’ may be the best trio of rookies to ever play for the same team at the same time. The ‘Big Three’ refers to Auston Matthews, William Nylander, and Mitch Marner. If you follow hockey, you…

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LISTEN: Jeff Veillette talks Leafs, Andersen on Sportsnet 590

Leafs Nation Managing Editor Jeff Veillette was on Toronto’s Sportsnet 590 to discuss the Leafs’ loss in Buffalo, Toronto’s push to the playoffs, as well as the potential loss of Frederik Andersen, and who his possible replacement might be. http://pmd.fan590.com/audio_on_demand-5/Jeff-Veillette-with-Roger-Lajoie-ST-20170326-Interview.mp3

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Montreal or Ottawa: Which is the better playoff matchup?

I don’t want to jinx things but, ah, what the hell. It sure looks like the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to make the playoffs. Assuming I didn’t just single-handedly ruin Toronto’s run to the postseason, there’s only one question left to be answered: Will the Leafs finish the season third in the Atlantic, or…

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Leafs Postgame: Matthews, Nylander cash out in huge win

After a massive win against Columbus, the Leafs were at home for the second game of a back-to-back against the New Jersey Devils. Exciting is not often a word associated with New Jersey, however, this affair definitely had its moments. This was a big game, especially with Boston and Tampa squaring off as well. Toronto carried…