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by Epiehl
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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.

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