We are within 2 hours (update: 1 hour, 50 minutes) (update 1 hour, 49 minutes) (update 1 hour, 48 minutes) of the moment we’ve all been waiting for – Leafs playoff hockey.

No official word on final lineup combinations as of yet but we’ll update as soon as we know.

Update: LINES

JvR – Bozak – Kessel
Lupul – Grabovski – Kulemin
MacArthur – Kadri – Komarov
McLaren – McClement – Orr

Phaneuf – Gunnarsson
Franson – Fraser
Liles – Kostka

Not a ton more to say about this that hasn’t already been said, other than I hope the Leafs can weather the early storm. I don’t want the Bruins getting early relief from their goal scoring frustrations.

We’ll keep updating this thread as information trickles in. Someone toss a link to the radio play by play in the comments for those who don’t want Jim Hughson and co. spoiling this great night.

From the streets of St. John’s:

Go Fucking Leafs Go.

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Alec Brownscombe is the founder and editor of, where he has written daily about the Leafs since September of 2008. He's published five magazines on the team entitled "The Maple Leafs Annual" with distribution in Chapters and newsstands across the country. He also co-hosted "The Battle of the Atlantic," a weekly show on TSN1200 that covered the Leafs and the NHL in-depth. Alec is a graduate of Trent University and Algonquin College with his diploma in Journalism. In 2014, he was awarded Canada's Best Hockey Blogger honours by Molson Canadian. You can contact him at