This is the last three-day break of the regular season, so now is a good time to look at the rest of the schedule.

Remaining Games

DateTimeHome TeamAway TeamGame #
2023-03-117:00 PMToronto Maple LeafsEdmonton Oilers65
2023-03-137:30 PMToronto Maple LeafsBuffalo Sabres66
2023-03-157:00 PMToronto Maple LeafsColorado Avalanche67
2023-03-177:00 PMToronto Maple LeafsCarolina Hurricanes68
2023-03-187:00 PMOttawa SenatorsToronto Maple Leafs69
2023-03-217:30 PMNew York IslandersToronto Maple Leafs70
2023-03-237:00 PMFlorida PanthersToronto Maple Leafs71
2023-03-257:00 PMCarolina HurricanesToronto Maple Leafs72
2023-03-266:00 PMNashville PredatorsToronto Maple Leafs73
2023-03-297:30 PMToronto Maple LeafsFlorida Panthers74
2023-04-017:00 PMOttawa SenatorsToronto Maple Leafs75
2023-04-027:00 PMToronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings76
2023-04-047:00 PMToronto Maple LeafsColumbus Blue Jackets77
2023-04-067:00 PMBoston BruinsToronto Maple Leafs78
2023-04-087:00 PMToronto Maple LeafsMontréal Canadiens79
2023-04-107:00 PMFlorida PanthersToronto Maple Leafs80
2023-04-117:00 PMTampa Bay LightningToronto Maple Leafs81
2023-04-137:00 PMNew York RangersToronto Maple Leafs82

Only four separate back-to-backs in just over one month. Perfectly reasonable to pack this many games into the final weeks.

The travel is pretty easy, with the next road trip not really starting until after next weekend and moving from Long Island through the old Southeast Division. The Leafs also finish on the road with a Florida back-to-back and the big finish in Madison Square Garden instead of Montréal. Makes a nice change.

Only three of the remaining games are against teams ahead of the Leafs in the standings, and 10 of the games are against teams not currently in a playoff position. Five of those are in April.

There’s only one weird start time, and everything else is at 7 or 7:30, but don’t forget to get ready for 8 pm start times in the playoffs because... well... in 1990, there used to be TV news on at 6 pm for an hour and then shows on at 7 pm in syndication, you see, so broadcasters of big events or movies or mini-series used to put them on at 8 pm. And by starting the games later, the NHL can ensure that no one will want to take their families to mid-week games because they don’t get home until midnight, and the kids have school. You wouldn’t want kids to see the playoffs.