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It was close. The Leafs pulled off a win last night against the Nashville Predators after the game went all the way to a shootout. It was the fabulous James van Riemsdyk scoring the heroic shootout goal.

The Leafs now have a little time to rest before a tight schedule of three games in five days begins Saturday, however, all are home games. First up are the Senators on Saturday.

Don’t forget the Marlies are playing Saturday afternoon too. They face-off against the Binghamton Devils and it’s Star Wars night!

ICYMI

It’s almost Olympic Games time.

Women’s Hockey Wednesday: Olympians who could enter Hall of Fame - nafio and Annie
The Hockey Hall of Fame suggest some names for consideration, but there are worthy nominees beyond their list.

Maple Leafs jerseys for Stadium Series game leaked - Katya
The nautical theme suits the location.

Did you even remember that the Leafs are playing an outdoor game this season? Every time something about this game comes out in the news I need a moment to look up exactly when and where it’s going to be as it seems to be so low profile. For the record, it’s Saturday March 3rd vs. the Capitals with an annoying 8:00PM scheduled start time, meaning puck drop will probably be at 8:30.

Other News

Only 19 days left, including today, until the trade deadline.

Lessons To Be Learned From Rangers’ 2004 Fire Sale - Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers can’t afford to bungle being sellers like they did in 2004.

Faksa Deserves a Seat at the Selke Discussion Table - Defending Big D
Radek Faksa isn’t getting nearly enough attention as one of the NHL’s best defensive forwards.

Could Chicago move Saad this season? - Second City Hockey
Brandon Saad played less than 10 minutes in the Blackhawks’ 3-2 loss to the Flames on Tuesday night.

Young St. John's resident's wish to skate comes true - The Telegram
“Ryan was so happy, and he was so proud when myself and his sister Jenna took him down to The Loop (at Bannerman Park). You should have seen how proud and excited he was to take part in an activity that he normally had to sit coldly on the sidelines and watch everyone else enjoy.”

Carter went from ‘ha-ha’ to ‘hey, now’ on Chance the Rapper’s SNL hockey skit - TheColorOfHockey
"There are enough black people out there who know the game of hockey that you like ‘Can we actually move past that point?"

Things I love about this video:

  1. Alex Burrows getting suspended for ten games.
  2. Doug MacLean getting pissed off at Elliotte Friedman when he interrupts MacLean to say exactly what MacLean was going to say.