Toronto fans have everything crossed as their Leafs face elimination tonight in Boston. Coming off a heartbreaking OT loss at home on Wednesday, Toronto needs to stay in control – the smallest error could mean the end of their play-off dreams. Game 4 at home was by far the Leafs best performance but to win tonight the Boys in Blue need to make a few changes.
Number 81 needs to go to the net – Phil Kessel is taking it easy on Tuukka Rask. For the Buds to survive Kessel must drive hard and pummel Rask rather than letting shots sail from thirty feet. Goalie James Reimer must be at the top of his game. He’s had a great series so far but the fate of the Leafs lies with his ability to protect between the pipes. Reimer is definitely not the reason Toronto is trailing; Optimus Reim is seeing 41 shots on goal a game. The defence needs to play to a higher level. Without a strong backend advancing is impossible – even Joffery Lupul can’t score enough to save them.
So fans hold their breaths and pray that their team can make it through – sometimes you just have to Be-Leaf.