Good morning Toronto Maple Leafs fans!

This is it. The final week. The playoffs that we've been waiting months for are almost here. Two more games stand in our way. One final road trip to Florida before....well, probably more trips to Florida.

It could be Boston as well, they're only one point ahead of the Panthers for first in the division. They have two more games to play, where the Panthers only have one more, so they must win, Boston must lose.

The Leafs have some control on this though, as they are the Panthers final opponent this season on Tuesday night.

Boston plays Washington tonight so we should know if the Leafs have any impact on their first round opponent by morning.

What are we looking for in these last games? I hope they don't slack off. Play as hard you can, especially Florida. If they're going to be your opponents, don't let them treat you like they did last year. If someone injuries a player again, make them pay for it. We all know Paul Maurice embarrassed the refs into holding the whistles last time. Take advantage of that.

I want to see Matthews hit 70, hopefully go beyond that. Two games? He can score at least two goals.

Nylander is at 97 points, it would great to see him hit 100. Especially for me so I can point that out to all the "he's since he got that contract" people I know.

I'm sure we'll have two different starting goalies these games. One for Woll, one for Samsonov, and one game as.back up for Jones.

Most importantly, let's get that power play going. It's been...yikes.

That's what I want to see Tuesday & Wednesday night.

Elsewhere in the news....

The Maple Leafs signed a 2016 6th round pick yesterday.

Maple Leafs Sign Nicolas Mattinen... yes, THAT Nicolas Mattinen
The Toronto Maple Leafs brought back one of the OG Large Adult Sons from the before times: Nicolas Mattinen. They also signed undrafted free agent Chas Sharpe to an AHL contract.

The Marlies are heading to the playoffs.

Marlies clinch spot in Calder Cup Playoffs
Matt Murray makes the big save in a shootout to secure a spot for the Marlies in the Calder Cup Playoffs.

Our friends at Maple Leafs Hotstove have taken a look at Easton Cowens post-draft season.

How has a remarkable draft+1 junior season changed Easton Cowan’s NHL projection with the Maple Leafs?
I want to take you back to the draft floor of the 2023 NHL Draft in Nashville, where I was standing with my wonderful contemporaries in the scouting and media world when the Maple Leafs approached the podium at 28th overall. As Toronto’s Director of Amateur Scouting Wes Clark inched closer to the mic, I […]

Kevin Shattenkirk has been fined for something last night I couldn't find any clips though.

Canada defeated the US 6-5 in overtime last night to win their 13th gold medal.

Serdachny scores overtime winner as Canada edges U.S. for women’s hockey worlds gold | CBC Sports
Canada reclaimed the women’s world hockey championship from the United States with a 6-5 overtime win in Sunday’s final. Danielle Serdachny scored a power-play goal at 5:16 of overtime to end the showdown.

With the Worlds over, the PWHL resumes play this week. Toronto is on a three game road trip starting in Boston on Thursday.

Their next home game is May 1st against Minnesota.

On that good note, have yourselves a good day!