I am stuck with two emotions right now. The first is oh my god we won, we actually beat the Bolts, it happened, it really happened. And that I want nothing more than three more of these feelings before the end of June.

Bring on Boston or Florida, we'll know after tonight which one it'll be. I don't have a preference. The Bruins had the better team this year, but the Panthers are healthy and would be coming in with dragon-killing confidence. I'm not sure which one is an easier opponent in a short playoff series. C'mon teams, just make the decision for me.

Recap: Maple Leafs Going to Round 2
It is fitting that the only goals in regulation were scored by Steven Stamkos and Auston Matthews, the two best shooters in the game (NHL?). Overtime decided a contest of intense, grinding effort from every player on both teams. This is how it happened: First Period Tampa takes the first
Reaction to the Win
This post is just tweets of videos. It will break your phone if you didn’t already throw it in the air when Mr. John Tavares esq. scored that goal.

Here's the Leafs post-game.

Here's the Leafs making NHL history by being the first team EVER to win three OT games on the road in a single series. This was in the back of my head all game, because there was surely no way they could take three games in Tampa. I'm completely and utterly shocked they pulled it off.

Here's the best call of the night.

Here's Morgan Rielly turning into an absolute boss in the playoffs when it matters most.

Here's Captain John Tavares bringing the rain, drought killer.

Here he is again.

And again.

Here's a well-timed video of ZAR, Simmonds, and Holl reacting to the game winner and series clincher. So many emotions for Wayne.

Here's Darth Vader himself cheering on the Evil Empire that is the Toronto Maple Leafs. Credit to this TikTok that had the original video.

Here are some stories to round out the FTB:

Poulin on why Leafs are advancing: ‘The ability to make a play when it absolutely had to be made’
The Toronto Maple Leafs advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2004 after beating the Lightning on Saturday. The TSN Hockey panel breaks down what Toronto did right to finally get past the first round and how this could open up the possibility of a deep run for this te…

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NHL Playoffs

Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 OT over Tampa Bay Lightning
Leafs win series 4-2

New York Rangers 5-2 over New Jersey Devils
Series tied 3-3
There hasn't been a close game in this series, we'll see what the rubber match looks like.

Edmonton Oilers 5-4 over Los Angeles Kings
Oilers win series 4-2
A couple blown leads, but the Oilers scrape by. They face the Golden Knights next, who have been a much more complete and flawless team so far.

Leafs Prospects in the Playoffs

The Marlies lost Game #2 by a score of 7-2 at home. Game #3 is on Wednesday in Utica.

Kamloops and Fraser Minten lost 5-1 to the Seattle Thunderbirds in Game #1.

Brandon Lisowsky, Josh Pillar, and the Saskatoon Blades lost Game #2 to Winnipeg by a score of 6-2. They are now down 0-2 as the series moves back home to Saskatchewan.

Nick Moldenhauer took a tough hit in Chicago's first playoff game. They ended up winning with Moldenhauer picking up an assist. The second round series is 1-0 in Chicago's favour.

GENEVA, ILLINOIS — Jayden Perron recorded a hat trick and goaltender Christian Manz stopped 30 of 31 shots as the Chicago Steel captured Game 1 of the best-of-three

The Newfoundland Growlers in the ECHL, Ty Voit in the OHL, and Moldenhauer in the USHL play today. We'll have more in our PPP AD.

Prospect Playoff Schedules
The late April and early May schedules for the Maple Leafs prospects in the playoffs.

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