Good Morning Maple Leafs fans. The California road trip is over, and the Leafs come home with just one point out of a possible six. Not helping the playoff chances very much.
Luckily the majority of the Maple Leafs games remaining are with teams below them in the standings, so that should lead to more wins down the stretch. Which is good because three out of the last four games are against the Capitals, Penguins, and Blue Jackets.
Let’s see what’s on deck today:
Montreal Canadiens @ New York Rangers - 7:00PM
Cheer For: The Canadiens. Now now, listen to me. A Habs win tonight keeps them on top of the division, and the Senators would be an easier opponent if the Leafs make it back to third in the Atlantic.
Tampa Bay Lightning @ Buffalo Sabres - 7:00PM
Cheer For: The Sabres. Buffalo is five points back to Tampa;s four. A Sabres win keeps Tampa four back and while it does move the Sabres to three back, neither is one win away.
Columbus Blue Jackets @ Ottawa Senators - 7:00PM
Cheer For: Columbus. The Senators are four points up on the Leafs, so we want to keep that gap small.
Philadelphia Flyers @ Washington Capitals - 7:30PM
Cheer For: Washington. The Caps have won the east, and the Flyers are creeping up the standings, they’re just three points back of the Leafs.
The Leafs are back in action on Tuesday, so, I dunno, take up crochet?