NHL Playoff Standings 2017: Current Bracket Matchups and Postseason Picture

The Atlantic Division-champion Montreal Canadiens have home-ice advantage against the New York Rangers. Joonas Korpisalo stopped 30-of-32 shots to earn the win for the Jackets, who are set for a first-round matchup against Pittsburgh.

Kapanen (PIT's 2014 first round pick traded to Toronto in the Kessel deal) converted a Matt Hunwick pass for his first National Hockey League goal with just over five minutes left in regulation to tie the game, Brown deflected Jake Gardiner's point shot past goalie Marc-Andre Fleury for his 20th of the season to give the Leafs the lead.

Frederik Andersen was taken out of the game thanks to this hit from Tom Sestito to start the second period.

The starting assignment for Sunday likely falls to Curtis McElhinney, who filled in Saturday and made key saves.

"I could see someone out of the corner of my eye, I wasn't quite aware of who it was in particular, but it was a hard pass across and he didn't have a lot of time to get it up", McElhinney said.

The Lightning has one game left, tomorrow vs the Sabres, and if they win it they'll get to 94 points. At the same point, it's something that, as far as backup goalies go, you dream about it.

The Maple Leafs with a lineup filled with talented rookies are ahead of schedule by making the playoffs this season.

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She went on to say the march is a "huge moment and huge opportunity" to expand the scientific community's influence on policy. Show me a Nation with a science-hostile government, and I'll show you a society with failing health, wealth, & security.

Babcock had no update on Andersen other than to suggest that "ideally" he would start the finale against the Blue Jackets.

The Leafs should win both of their games to avoid the Captials. "It's important for us".

"It's fun to talk about the kids because everyone thinks they are going to get better, but we wouldn't be here without good veterans leading the way", Babcock said. They were in a backs-to-the-wall situation.

The Leafs return to the post-season isn't just about the jump from last year though, but from four years earlier when they last cracked the playoffs.

"These next two will be a test for us, but we should be excited about that opportunity", said Tyler Bozak. "But we're going to have to make it one (Sunday). So we will get that worked out". We have to stay more composed. "We just have to make sure that doesn't happen again".

"I think it is a way different thing for our team", Babcock said. The Leafs expect their starting netminder and defenceman Nikita Zaitsev to be ready for Game 1, the Russian defender forced to leave Sunday's game with an upper-body ailment.

The Leafs would do their chances in round-one a big service if they could grab a point against Columbus tomorrow, thereby renewing the Battle of Ontario next week rather than entering the Conference quarterfinals as major underdogs to the President's Trophy winners. "But I still thought we put ourselves in a good position to win the game". Both teams were playing on the second night of a back-to-back, and the Blue Jackets were in the midst of a six-game losing skid that left them vulnerable. Squandering an early four-minute power play ended up hurting them as their energy dwindled in the final 25 minutes, and they couldn't find an equalizer. If we had those injuries, we wouldn't have a sniff.

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