Leafs Clinch Playoffs, Bolts Burning Out

Real Kyper & Bourne

Mar 28 2023 • 1 hr 44 mins

The Leafs have clinched a ticket to the postseason! Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee are back together, and they open with Auston Matthews' energized form and what held him back earlier in the season, what role Mitch Marner had in the turnaround, where Ryan O'Reilly will slot in when he returns and Michael Bunting being benched by Sheldon Keefe. They are joined by NHL on Sportsnet's Garry Galley (22:18), who breaks down what the Leafs can expect from the Panthers tomorrow night, Toronto's goalie conundrum and if Auston Matthews' play can become too predictable. Afterward, Mike Futa joins the show (43:45) and discusses how the Leafs matchup against Tampa Bay, creating stability with the defensive pairings and starting goalie, and the Western Conference playoff race. Finally, Lightninginsider.com's Erik Erlendsson answers what's wrong with the Tampa Bay Lightning, how they turn it around and Nikita Kucherov's quiet outstanding season (1:07:26).

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