The Toronto Maples Leafs are still first in the North Division and now seventh in the league with 60 points, after having played 44 of their 56 games this regular season. There are only four points between them and the Colorado Avalanche, currently sitting in the first place.
The Leafs have been struggling and have lost their last three games, including one in overtime. But, both William Nylander and Auston Matthews were in practice yesterday and could possibly play tonight against the Vancouver Canucks.
While it’s obvious the Leafs are going to the playoffs, it’s now a race with the Jets and the Edmonton Oilers for first place in the division.
The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Updated Schedule
The Leafs have a total of 12 games remaining in the regular season, their last one now set to be on May 14 against the Jets. They’ve also played all their games against the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers.
These are the games that were rescheduled:
Four games left against the Vancouver Canucks: Apr. 18, 20, 29, May 1
The Leafs are 3-2-0 versus the Canucks, and the last time the Canucks played was on Mar. 24, almost a month ago. Most of the active roster tested positive for COVID-19, so I can’t imagine that coming back will be easy on anyone right now. For this reason, I have to say I’m expecting the Leafs to win tonight, and that the Canucks could have used more time to properly recover.
Four games left against the Montreal Canadiens: Apr. 28, May 3, 6, 8
The Leafs are 4-2-0 against the Canadiens, who have also been having difficulty for a while now. While the Canadiens won the last game against the Leafs 4-2, it should still be relatively easy for the Leafs to win three of the four remaining games.
Three games left against the Winnipeg Jets: Apr 22, 24, May 14
The Leafs are 4-3-0 head-to-head with the Jets, and their last game against them truly revealed what the Leafs need to work on more, especially when facing the Jets: their speed and power play. If the Toronto Maple Leafs can work on that, they should be able to win two games of the games against the Jets.
One game left against the Ottawa Senators: May 12
The Leafs are 5-2-1 against the Senators, and I think it’s safe to say I’m expecting the Leafs to grab the two points from their last match-up.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be facing the Canucks tonight at 7:00 p.m. EST with Jack Campbell expected to be in net. This will be an important game, and potentially, a big win for both teams, so it should be fun to watch.