Good morning to the North Division champion Toronto Maple Leafs, and the North Division champion Toronto Maple Leafs only.
Well, you all too.
Last night the Maple Leafs made history, and won their division - and won the only all-Canadian division we’ll probably ever see - for the first time in over a score by beating the Montreal Canadiens last night in their regular series finale.
After holding the No. 1 seed in the division for 106 of 116 days in 2020-21, the @MapleLeafs will officially head to the #StanleyCup Playoffs as the top-ranked Canadian club. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/V0iZySgS0Q— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) May 9, 2021
HOWEVER this isn’t the end of things for these two teams. There is still the playoffs to come and its becoming more and more likely that the Leafs and Canadiens will meet once again this year, and for the first time in almost 50 years in the playoffs.
And when will those playoffs begin?
With 7 teams completing their 56-game schedule today, #NHL still sorting out playoff start date.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) May 8, 2021
🇺🇸 GMs were recently told to expect either May 15 or 16.
🇨🇦 North Division speculation has been centered on May 18 or 19, but there’s recent talk about as early as May 17 as well.
It’s May 9th. We have less than two weeks to prepare for the playoffs. Let’s get ready.
Speaking of getting ready, the Maple Leafs are getting jabbed with their vaccines.
As vaccination age parameters change across Canada, sources say some NHL players on Canadian teams have received their first dose. No one is jumping the line as it’s governed by regional/provincial protocols.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 8, 2021
Did anything else happen in the league last night? Maybe. Who cares!
THE MAPLE LEAFS WON THE DIVISION!
LET’S HAVE A GIF PARTY!