Good morning, Toronto Maple Leafs and Marlies fans! It's a Saturday in the second round of the NHL playoffs but there's no Toronto Maple Leafs game tonight.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers full schedule
Full schedule for the Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers

This is complete nonsense.

But what isn't complete nonsense is the Toronto Marlies run in the AHL playoffs! Last night the Marlies defeated the Utica Comets (NJ) 4-1 last night to win their best of five second round series.

Marlies take down Comets, advance to division finals

They will play the winner of Syracuse (TB) vs Rochester (BUF) in the North Division final.

In the OHL, the Sarnia Sting lost 5-2 last night to the London Knights, and now trail 3-2 in their Western Conference Final. Ty Voit has one assist.

Sting on brink of elimination after Game 5 loss to Knights
Zach Bowen didn’t have a lot of fun in his first two playoff trips to Progressive Auto Sales Arena in Sarnia. But he can’t wait to go back Sunday.

For Leafs prospects tonight, the Newfoundland Growlers open their second round ECHL playoff series against the Reading Royals at 7PM.


Fraser Minten and the Kamloops Blazers try to stay alive in their WHL Western Conference Final series against the Seattle Thunderbirds. They're down 3-1 and game five is at 9:50PM Toronto time.

Timely T-Birds put Blazers on brink of elimination
“It sucks,” Stankoven said. “You get all this momentum and then we tie the game and they score a couple shifts later, so I don’t know. We can’t be satisfied with tying the game up. We’ve got to keep pushing. “

There was only one NHL playoff game last night, and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1, and took a 2-0 series lead.

Devils Fold and Collapse as Canes Take Game 2, 6-1

We got some bad news about our rookie, and this is why we can't have Knies things.

Matthew Knies to miss rest of Round 2
The diagnosis is concussion, and the prognosis is at least two games missed, likely more.

The Montreal Canadiens hold the Florida Panthers first round pick. Are they now saying Go Leafs Go?

There are more than Leafs fans pulling for Toronto to beat Florida in the second round
The success of the Leafs is good for TV, for the Canadiens, and for hockey-related revenue.

There will be some new teams in the top level of the Men's World Championship next year: Poland and Great Britain!


And let's end on a great note to put you in a good mood, with an own goal!

Enjoy your Leafs free Saturday everyone!