Found March 07, 2013 on NESN.com:
The Toronto Maple Leafs have not made the playoffs since 2004. Nearly nine years without meaningful hockey has to be taking its toll on one of the most passionate fan bases in the NHL. Fortunately for Toronto fans, the playoff drought has a good chance of ending this season. The Maple Leafs (14-9-0) enter Thursday night as the fifth seed in the East with 28 points. The Leafs are just two points back of division-leading Montreal and one back of the second-place Bruins. Toronto has gotten terrific production out of their No. 1 overall pick in 2009, Nazem Kadri. The 22-year old has 23 points in as many games and is a plus-12 on the season. Phil Kessel and newly acquired James Van Riemsdyk have also produced for Toronto, chipping in 17 points each. However, the big surprise for the Maple Leafs has been the success they have had by using two goaltenders. James Reimer and Ben Scrivens have split time this season. They are each giving up under 2.50 goals per game and have identical save pe...
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