Good morning Toronto Maple Leafs PWHL fans!

It's game day for the second semi-final game between PWHL Toronto and Minnesota in their best of five series, and you can watch that on TSN.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 Minnesota Toronto 1 7pm TSN4/5
Thursday, May 9, 2024 Boston Montreal 1 7pm TSN1/5
Friday, May 10, 2024 Minnesota Toronto 2 7pm TSN3/4
Saturday, May 11, 2024 Boston Montreal 2 7pm TSN4
Monday, May 13, 2024 Toronto Minnesota 3 8pm TSN5
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 Montreal Boston 3 7pm TSN3
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 Toronto Minnesota 4 8pm TSN4
Thursday, May 16, 2024 Montreal Boston 4 7pm TSN3/5
Friday, May 17, 2024 Minnesota Toronto 5 7pm TSN5
Sunday, May 19, 2024 Boston Montreal 5 7pm TSN1/4

Toronto won game one 4-0 on a pair of Blayre Turnbull goals. Cathy will have our usual game preview up later today.

In the OHL Finals, Easton Cowan had one goal and four assists as London routes the Oshawa Generals 8-1.

Game 1 – Thursday, May 9th, in London @ 7 pm EST

Game 2 – Saturday, May 11th, in London @ 7 pm EST

Game 3 – Monday, May 13th, in Oshawa @ 7 pm EST

Game 4 – Wednesday, May 15th, in Oshawa @ 7 pm EST

Game 5 – Friday, May 17th, in London @ 7 pm EST

Game 6 – Sunday, May 19th, in Oshawa @ TBD

Game 7 – Monday, May 20th, in London @ TBD

Seems like the Generals fans got what they wanted when they chanted "We want London" in the final game against North Bay.

In NHL playoff news, the New York Rangers went up 3-0 in their series against the Carolina Hurricanes.

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The Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars had their game two. (Insert score here because that was on much too late)

Here it is! Dallas 5 - Colorado 3

Dallas Stars hold off Colorado Avalanche rally in Game 2 to even series | TSN
Dallas defenseman Miro Heiskanen scored two power-play goals, Roope Hintz had a goal and three assists and the Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-3 in Game 2 on Thursday night to even the second-round Western Conference series.

Oh and something happened with the Leafs yesterday.

Sheldon Keefe Fired
New coach time.

It was news I guess.

Maple Leafs begin search for new scapegoat
The Maple Leafs have fired head coach Sheldon Keefe after another first round exit, beginning a search for a new shmuck to blame the franchise’s larger problems on.

Good luck to the new guy.

Maple Leafs power play struggles show they didn’t learn their lesson from 2020-21
It was an all too familiar story for the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round…

Do we want a nice guy or not?

Breaking down the top options to replace Keefe as Maple Leafs head coach
As Treliving and Co. compile their list and mull the options for what will be a crucial decision at this point in the Matthews Era, let’s take a look at the candidates who could get the call.

Well, lots to discuss there. I'm off to ruin my day by agonizing over getting a new car. Hooray.

Late breaking news! New Toronto team!

Toronto awarded WNBA expansion team to begin play in 2026 | CBC Sports
A group headed by Toronto billionaire Larry Tanenbaum has been granted an expansion franchise with the WNBA, CBC Sports has learned.

Enjoy your day everyone!