Leafs Kick Off Post-Season Tonight

The Toronto Maple Leafs begin their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Bruins tonight in Boston.

It's the first time these two teams are meeting since Toronto's memorable collapse in Game 7 of the 2013 Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

The Leafs let a 4-1 lead slip in an eventual 5-4 overtime loss that spelled the end of their post-season.

Elsewhere, Steven Stamkos is expected to be in Tampa Bay's lineup tonight as the Lightning host the New Jersey Devils in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.

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Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning during a break in action against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 24, 2018 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Stamkos missed the final three games of the regular season with a lower-body injury but participated in Tampa's practice yesterday.

He had 86 points in 78 games for the Lightning this season.

 

— with files from The Canadian Press