Happy Monday! Today the Leafs play the Oilers for the last time and we have some schedule changes.
The @NHL has announced updates to the Leafs schedule ⬇️— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) March 28, 2021
🔹TOR at WPG, scheduled for April 21 at 8 p.m., will now start at 7 p.m.
🔹 MTL at TOR, scheduled for May 7, is now scheduled for May 6 at 7 p.m.
🔹 TOR at OTT, scheduled for May 5, is now scheduled for May 10 at 8 p.m. https://t.co/1BSGtIOuzV
The last Montreal game is now May 11, which means playoffs in the North won’t start until May 12 or 13. The Leafs now finish against the Sens, not the Habs.
As mentioned today is the last meeting of the Leafs and the Oilers in the regular season. We had normal lines at practice yesterday, so here’s hoping that’s tonight’s lineup.
Leafs PP units at practice— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) March 28, 2021
Matthews - Tavares - Marner
Nylander - Thornton - Spezza
So, Tavares & Thornton flip units@TSN_Edge
Goaltender Veini Vehviläinen has been reassigned to the @MapleLeafs taxi squad.— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) March 28, 2021
Goaltender Ian Scott has been reassigned to the @TorontoMarlies.
The Marlies play tonight as well, so here’s hoping this means Scott is ready to play.
Last night for reasons that don’t need exploring at this juncture, I was watching the Florida Panthers and got to see the terrible injury to Aaron Ekblad live.
Aaron Ekblad injury...... (if you have a weak stomach don’t watch) pic.twitter.com/QDcpm13XjE— World Hockey Report (@worldhockeyrpt) March 28, 2021
Meanwhile over the border, this atrocity was going on:
This was called two minutes for roughing... pic.twitter.com/Cr58PJYzyE— ToughCallPodcast 🇨🇦 (@ToughCallBlog) March 28, 2021
I’m not an absolutist when it comes to the NHL rule book, but ya know, maybe stuff like that crosscheck to the throat should get 20 games or so.
Things we wrote:
Leafs Sign NCAA Centre Alex Steeves to ELC for 2021-22 - Pension Plan Puppets
Toronto adds a player to the pipeline.
Back to Excited Episode 136: Making the grade - Pension Plan Puppets
We grade every Leafs player and the coaching staff
Nick Robertson has joined the session. Wearing taxi squad/extra grey. pic.twitter.com/G9K5lAZuFY— David Alter (@dalter) March 28, 2021
Nick Robertson wearing taxi squad grey today— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) March 28, 2021
Sheldon Keefe told us yesterday why Robertson was recalled 👇🏻 https://t.co/KkrIcrfhpX
"The good part for me is I don't have to try and explain, I can leave that behind me." - Eric Staal when asked to explain what went wrong for the Buffalo Sabres.— Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) March 28, 2021
ANA's Rickard Rakell needs help off ice after accidental collision with a falling Kyle Clifford (who Rakell never saw)— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 28, 2021
And that’s your Monday started off, you finish it how you like.