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Leafs Need One More Win

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

We only know this: The marvelous playoff series between the Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins will come to an end Monday night.

And suddenly, it may not be just about winning the game, and this hard-fought series with the Bruins, it’s about the possibilities that go beyond this Game 7. As premature as it may be explore what might have seemed impossible 14 days ago.

There is a Game 7, one win left to advance, one roll of the dice, one more night for complete effort, intelligence, great goaltending, the elements that add up to playoff success.

For the first time in the post-season, the Leafs have won a home game. For the first time in the playoffs, the Leafs have beaten the Bruins twice in a row. And now the challenge: A third win in a row. They still need three wins in four games at the TD Garden to advance to Round 2.

But everything is tilting in their direction.

All the momentum - if there is such a thing at playoff time - favours the Leafs.


If you missed the news last night, the Bruins were forced to spned last night in Toronto due to mechanical issues with the team plane.  They are scheduled to leave Toronto at 9:00am ET this morning.

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this series has been fantastic, not a lot of goals but great fast games.  I would love for Toronto to pull it out.  no one including myself gave them much of a chance and I feel Boston tanked at the end of the year to get this matchup.  Careful what you wish for.

Kessel needs to bury this Bruin demon he’s been carrying for a long time.

Posted by tbassett on 05/13/13 at 08:39 AM ET

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I would like to see the Leafs lose. They’re another team whose fan base makes my skin crawl (see also: Vancouver, Pittsburgh).

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 05/13/13 at 10:51 AM ET

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