The Toronto Maple Leafs keep their playoffs hopes alive

I guess I jumped the gun a bit in my last article, saying members of the Toronto Maple Leafs better prepare themselves to go golfing.

This week the Leafs won two huge games.  “It’s been a long time, too long,” said head coach, Randy Carlyle after winning 3-2 over the Calgary Flames.

The Leaf’s biggest victory this week was defeating Boston  4-3 in overtime.

Nazem Kadri, who has been quiet offensively in recent weeks, scored the winner at 2:51 of O.T.

Phil Kessel and Cody Franson got two assists during the game.


Jonathan Bernier is injured again.

However, another possible injury has hampered the Leafs again.  Goalie, Jonathan Bernier had to exit at 7:22 of the third period with an undisclosed injury.

Carlyle told members of the media that Bernier is going to have a MRI done.  Bernier missed five games last month because of a groin injury.,

I hope Bernier’s injury isn’t too serious, but from what I seen, it doesn’t look good.  Bernier had to be helped off the ice by a trainer.

Unfortunately, the MRI revealed that Bernier has a strained left MCL and is probably going to miss three weeks.

It looks as if Bernier is going to miss the rest of the season.  I feel this way because the Leafs lost to the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 this past weekend.  With just three games to go, making to the playoffs is going to be tough for Toronto.

Toronto played well in the opening period against the Jets.  Toronto opened the scoring.

Tied 1-1, Kadri scored on the power play.

However, the back breaker for the Leafs was when Winnipeg tied the game up with just three seconds to go in the first period.

In the second period, Toronto was sluggish.  As a result, the Jets scored on the power play to go ahead by a goal.  Carlyle said his team had a lack of energy during the period.

When Winnipeg went up by two goals, I changed the channel.

My hopes for the Leafs making it to the post season has been dashed.

The party is over guys.