The Marlies start the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs tonight here in Toronto. After sweeping the Rochester Americans in the first round, the Marlies now face-off against the Cleveland Monsters (Blue Jackets affiliates.)

You should go to the game! It’ll be fun. If you can’t make it tonight, Game 2 will be here on Friday night.

We’ll have a preview of the series posted later this morning.


Offseason game plan for the Maple Leafs - Katya
It’s here too soon, but there is work the Leafs have to do this spring.

Leafs prospects: Four season end as other move on - elSeldo
The NCAA season ends for Leafs prospects.

Other News

The Blue Jackets defeated the Bruins to go up 2-1 in their series last night. If you still need some reason to not like the Bruins, Brad Marchand gives it to you here.

Oh, and, yes, that’s our old friend Scott Harrington there. Arvind notes this means the Leafs totally lost in the Kerby Rychel trade.

The Sharks moved up to a 2-1 lead in their series against the Avalanche with help from a hat trick by Logan Couture, but Nathan MacKinnon had the goal of the night.

NHL needs to address these concussion issues, says Ken Dryden - National Post
Dryden asks Gary Bettman, if a “brain for a brain,” is still acceptable in 2019.

Anders Lee doing everything but score for Islanders - Lighthouse Hockey
And the perils of overreacting to a set of six games.

Oilers Trying To Retain Frustrated Season Ticket Holders - The Copper & Blue
[Species: You know they are getting desperate when they have to play the ‘15% off food’ card.]