The Leafs are stupid and awful and I hate them but they’re also glorious and amazing and fun sometimes.
That’s all the words I can spare on them until my brain comes out of its emotional roller coaster-induced coma.
WHAT TO WATCH
Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche: 3:00 pm ET on Sportsnet, TVAS and NBC
Philadelphia Flyers vs Tampa Bay Lightning: 8:00 pm ET on Sportsnet One, TVAS and NBC
If the Leafs win on Sunday, they will play the loser of the Flyers-Lightning game.
ONTO THE LINKS!
Maple Leafs send Egor Korshkov to KHL on loan | by Hardev
Friday Morning Playoff Standings | by Katya
Inside the NHL’s battle to maintain Toronto’s ‘sloppy’ ice for 3 games a day | by James Mirtle and Joshua Kloke
Because of course...
The last time the Leafs came back from down three goals to win a playoff game in overtime was 1993, and the winner was scored by Mike Foligno. Tonight it happened with his son in the penalty box.— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) August 8, 2020
The @MapleLeafs are the first team in NHL history to overcome a deficit of 3+ goals to win a game after surrendering a lead of 3+ goals to lose their previous contest (regular season or postseason). #NHLStats #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/dsT1JzKu85— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) August 8, 2020
No update on Werenski per Torts. He lasted about a minute by my stopwatch. #CBJ— Mark Scheig (@markscheig) August 8, 2020
AROUND THE HOCKEY WORLD
Canadiens’ kids help lead team to improbable series win over Penguins | by Eric Engels
Blackhawks eliminate Oilers from Stanley Cup Playoffs contention | by Sportsnet
Coyotes advance with OT win over Predators | by TSN.ca
Beauvillier, Islanders send Panthers packing | by TSN.ca
Barilko legend to get new monument | by Sudbury.com