A recap of last night's New York Islander/Toronto game.
|It is hard to believe, but the Toronto Maple Leafs clinched a playoff spot by defeating the New York Islanders last night 2-1.
"I think our group worked hard tonight," said Leaf's head coach, Mike Babcock, after the game.
There was no scoring in the first period.
Call Rosen put Toronto ahead 1-0 at 2:17 of the second period.
John Tavares put the Leafs ahead 2-0 at 3:50 of the third period.
Jordan Eberle scored at 14:55.
Islander's goalie Robin Lehner, stopped 38 shots last night.
Preview: Hurricanes Verses Leafs
Tonight 7:30 p.m. EDT.
Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario.
Now that the Leafs have clinched a playoff berth, the pressure is off.
The Carolina Hurricanes, however, are still fighting for a wild card spot.
The Hurricanes are 1-3-0 in their past four games.
Players To Watch Tonight:
CAR: Sebastian Aho, Justin Williams.
Aho has five points in his past 11 games.
Williams has three points in his past four games.
TOR: John Tavares, Mitch Marner.
Tavares has eight points in his past six games.
Marner has seven points in his past six games.
Calvin de Haan - Upper Body.
Jake Gardiner - Back,
Andreas Johnsson - Illness.