Yes, I went for the easiest headline possible there. It’s a holiday today for most people, but not for the Maple Leafs. They face the Bruins tonight for Game 5 at 7:00 p.m. We’ll have a preview up later this morning.

Be sure to check out Back to Excited from yesterday for Arvind and Fulemin’s sizzling hot takes on where the Leafs chances to win the series now stand after the Game 4 loss.

The Marlies start their playoffs tonight with Game 1 in Rochester against the Americans.

Other News

The Hurricanes tied up their series with the Capitals yesterday. TJ Oshie won’t play in at least the next game of the series after this cross check by Warren Foegele sent him head firsrt into the boards.

The took the lead in their series with the Jets, and the Sharks got one back against the Golden Knights, but Logan Couture lost two teeth in the process.

A special Lightning season ends with disappointment and frustration - Raw Charge
Sports. Sometimes they’re bad.

What Can Todd McLellan, Sharks Coach, Tell Us About Todd McLellan, Kings Coach? - Jewels From The Crown
You know about that 3-0 lead, but there’s plenty more we can learn from Todd McLellan’s tenure behind the bench in San Jose.

Tomas Hertl guarantees a Game 7, says Sharks are “better team” than Golden Knights - Knights On Ice
A player making a guarantee. That should turn out well.

Rutherford’s season-closing comments do not inspire confidence that team will improve - PensBurgh
There’s never a potato around when you need one.

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