I'll go with a simple one: win a game. The Leafs end this year on a low note with a loss last night bringing their record for the last ten games to 3-4-3. Here's our recap of the loss to the Hurricanes.

Recap: Leafs cosplay as Team Canada vs Sweden
Frustrating game. But illuminating.

Resolving to win games in 2024 would be great, and the perfect time to for the Leafs to try and keep that resolution starts this week with the dreaded California Road Trip. Oh yes, that means late games are back, with Tuesday's not starting until 10:30 p.m. ET. Get some extra sleep on the holiday tomorrow.

Other News

If you want to watch hockey today, Canada plays Germany at the WJC starting at 1:30 p.m.

Unfortunately, there won't be any Spengler Cup matches for Canada as they were eliminated from the tournament.

Canada loses to HC Dynamo Pardubice in semis at Spengler Cup
Canada was eliminated at the Spengler Cup on Saturday after giving up three late goals in a 4-3 semifinal loss to HC Dynamo Pardubice.

There was a goalie fight in an ECHL game!

There was a classic goalie interference controversy last night in Washington, doubly so because it was a last minute goal which would have tied the game, and also that meant the NHL Situation Room automatically did the review, and it's questionable if the game officials would have called it on their own.

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a Happy New Year from all the staff and kittens here at PPP.

Cheesy, eggy Georgian bread boats: Honey & Co’s khachapuri recipe for New Year’s Day brunch
Start the new year as you mean to go on, and push the boat out with this savoury Georgian bake