It’s game day!

The Marlies faced the Utica Comets at 4 p.m. today in the opening game of the opening round of the AHL playoffs.  The good guys were leading 2-1 going into the final seconds of play when Utica scored to tie it up.

The overtime is just beginning as of now.

At 7 p.m., the Orlando Solar Bears look to sweep the South Carolina Stingrays in their first round. The Solar Bears have taken a 3-0 lead in a series they weren’t the favourites to win.

And of course the Leafs are in Boston to earn the right to bring the series back home for Game Six.

In other NHL action today, Tampa beat the Devils 3-1 taking that series.

The Washington Capitals - Columbus Blue Jackets is now 3-2 in favour of the Capitals after today’s win, which was, of course, in OT.

The Ducks, the Kings, the Wild and the Devils are eliminated now, and the Leafs do not want to join them.

We need a win tonight, simple as that.

Check out the preview for the lines from morning skate today.