The Leafs, fresh from moving up into 9th place thanks to Carolina's second straight blowout, travel to Atlanta for their final meeting with the Thrashers. This year's matchups have been a mixed bag. The Leafs won the first one 4-2 and lost the next two 5-0 and 5-2. That is in stark contrast to last year when the Leafs blew the doors off of the Thrashers repeatedly and had compiled a streak of over 8 games where they allowed 2 or fewer goals (something like that) so here's to a blast from the past tonight.
Pittsburgh travels to Beantown to play a Bruins team that is torn between playing the spoiler or the patsy. A Penguins win puts them into second in the conference with 78 games played while Ottawa and New Jersey sit in 4th/5th. Both teams sport identical records but the next tiebreaker (points won in games between them) currently goes to the Devils as they lead the season series 2-1. This makes the April 3rd matchup between the two teams that much more important. Considering the huge lead that the sens have in goal differential a win would give them all of the tiebreakers with New Jersey and the critical seventh game if it's necessary.