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FTB: A great start to the Maple Leafs Western Canada road trip

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A 6-2 win in Calgary started the Leafs road trip right.

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Leafs kicked off their three-stop tour of Western Canada in Calgary last night with a big win.

The next Leafs games are tomorrow in Vancouver, where they face a Canucks team definitely not making the playoffs; and then on Saturday in Edmonton, where they face an Oilers team still desperately trying to make the playoffs, and still six points out of the Wild Card playoff spot, now with only 16 games left to play in the season.

ICYMI

Here’s what we wrote about yesterday.

European Prospect Report: One minute you’re in the playoffs, and then suddenly it can be all over - Katya
The race for the finish line in hockey takes a long, long time, but the end can still come too fast.

Toronto Maple Leafs February Fashion Recap: Color theory - Annie
In the grayest month of winter, the fashion provided plenty of colour.

Other News

The Oilers were actually in the only other NHL game last night and they won it, defeating the Sabres 4-3, including a stretch of scoring three goals in three minutes. Oh Sabres.

Concerns about the Sabres coach continue to pile up - Die By The Blade
The Sabres have really struggled for a lot of this season and Phil Housley is becoming a bigger concern.

#EastCoastBias: Why Quick is Still Underrated - Jewels From The Crown
The rumor mill says that Jonathan Quick may be on the move this summer. No matter what happens, he’ll always be the most important goalie the Kings have ever had.

Arizona State’s Wilson Suspended for NCAA Regionals - SB Nation College Hockey
ASU defenseman Jacob Wilson received a rare in-game game disqualification penalty on Saturday for this brutal flying elbow to the head of Minnesota’s Sampo Ranta. Supplemental discipline has now added a second game to his suspension covering the start of the playoffs.

Is The District Detroit delivering? - Crains
“The Ilitches say they have invested $1.4 billion in the district and that it will have an economic impact of more than $2 billion by 2020 and bring thousands of jobs, but the lack of progress on housing is among the things that feed into a growing narrative that Olympia makes big development plans but are only truly committed to delivering on the pieces tied directly to their existing businesses, such as Little Caesars Arena, the new Little Caesars pizza headquarters, along with parking garages and lots.”