Aside from the Islanders beating the Senators 2-1 in overtime rather than in regulation, last night's outcomes were exactly what the Leafs wanted thanks to the Panthers downing the Jets also by a score of 2-1. Now there are several impact games this evening so let's get right to it.
New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers
No real shocker here, the Devils sit 1 point above the Leafs with a game in hand so it's GO FLYERS! all the way. Aside from their own, this is the most important game for the Leafs tonight.
Pittsburgh Peguins at Boston Bruins
Just like the Devils, the Penguins are going to be one of the teams fighting the Leafs for a Playoffs spot right down to the wire, whereas the Bruins have all but locked up the North East Division and their spot already. Tonight, we're rooting for the reigning champs.
Washington Capitals at Montreal Canadiens
Some of you say it's an impossibility. "I won't do it. I have morals and principles to uphold. No way, no how." Well I'm sorry ladies and gents, but a Canadiens victory helps the Leafs garner a Playoff berth so it's GO HABS GO tonight.
Buffalo Sabres at New York Islanders
In what parallel dimension would the Leafs be more concerned about the Islanders catching them in the standing than they would be the Sabres? This one apparently as the Isles are 1 point ahead of the Sabres with a game in hand. So again, drop the rivalry hate for one night and cheer for a Sabres victory.
Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning
We cheered them on to victory last night, yet we cheer on their defeat tonight. A Tampa Bay win is the best for the Leafs tonight.
And lastly of course GO LEAFS GO!