Leafs: Preparing for the Playoffs | Leafs Hub
The Stanley Cup Playoffs are roughly 3 weeks away. The Toronto Maple Leafs are all but assured a playoff spot sitting 3rd in the Atlantic, 12 points ahead of the Florida Panthers. Instead of scratching and clawing to reach the second season, the Leafs can now work on some key items to get ready for what looks like a challenging test. Their would be first round opponents look to be either the Tampa Bay Lightning or the Boston Bruins. So what are some of the things the Leafs need to key on? 1. Get Andersen Ready and Rested. Frederik Andersen returned in the Leafs 73rd game after missing 2 and a half games with an upper body injury. It was likely Andersen was going to get a break anyways down the stretch. Before his injury he was the leader in games and minutes played. He now sits behind Connor Hellebuyck in both categories. Andersen still leads the NHL on shots faced. Prior to the injury, the Leafs were off for 8 of the previous 9 days. So Andersen has had plenty of time