Due to technical difficulties, there was a delay in harvesting links for you this morning. We have now got the kittens back under control at the ranch by giving them little toy mouse that makes crinkly noises when they bat it.

We now resume our regular FTB!

Toronto Maple Leafs will play the Washington Capitals in the first round of the playoffs


The Maple Leafs will be playing the Capitals, and the first game is this Thursday!

Yes. it is OK to get excited about a first round match-up in a league where most teams make it to the playoffs anyway. Get into the spirit of things. Live in the moment. Get it?

Started From The Bottom Now We’re In The Goddamn Playoffs

To kick-off our coverage we are very proud to have a Pension Plan Puppets Playoff Podcast, the first edition featuring Eric Duhatschek from the Globe and Mail.

Give it a listen right now!

Capitals-Maple Leafs: By the Numbers - Japers Rick
A statistical look at the season series between the Capitals and the Leafs

The Leafs closed out the regular season with a 3-2 loss Sunday to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Chris has your game recap here.

Other News

The Joe gets fitting sendoff - NHL
Plenty of Red Wings legends, octopuses on hand for final game at arena.

2017 Frozen Four: Denver claims 8th national championship - SBN College Hockey
Destiny or not, there’s no denying that the Denver Pioneers were on a mission this year.

Bryan Bickell ends NHL career in perfect fashion - SCC
What a way to go out, with shootout goal in final game.