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Maple Leafs lose 5-4 in game four and are all square with the President’s Trophy winners

Washington Capitals v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Four
Matthews is so good.
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Well that sucked. The Toronto Maple Leafs fought and clawed as much as they could to have another comeback against the Washington Capitals and just fell short. Oh well, game five on Friday. GO LEAFS GO!,

Onto the links.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Washington Capitals game 4 recap: It’s down to a best of 3 | PPP’s game four recap.

Toronto Maple Leafs prospects report: The London Knights are no more | Seldo is the happiest Leaf fan in the country right now and it has nothing to do with the Leafs.

PPP has a Toronto Marlies ticket offer for you! | If you were thinking of going to a Marlies playoff game, we’ve brought back our PPP discount.

PPP Podcast! Caps-Leafs, + Marlies Playoffs | Two podcasts from some of the PPP masthead, one for the Leafs’ playoffs and one for the Marlies playoffs!

Power Rankings: The Best Human Mascots In Sport, from Kevin Spacey to Dart Guy | The Athletic answers an important question: Is Dart Guy better than Kevin Spacey?

Toronto Marlies Week in Review: April 7-18 | Maple Leaf Hot Stove talks about the end of the Marlies regular season and previews their playoffs.

No Matter How It Ends, Bozak Leaves Mark On Leafs’ History | Greg Brady from TLN pays an homage to Flowzak.

Around The NHL

The Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 to take a 3-1 series lead. We were all hoping for a comet to take out both teams, but in the end I’d rather the Bruins lose than the Sens. Fuck the Bruins. Want to have some fun? Go on SCOC and rank the Bruins’ players for Game Four. I think we should downvote Brad Marchand into oblivion.

There are ample toilets at Rexall Place, but you can’t use them unless you're rich - National Post
A cursory investigation into why desperate fans have been seen taking aim at sinks, and Downtown Edmonton is getting a distinctive playoff smell.