Maple Leafs Clinch 1st Playoff Berth in 9 Years

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Maple Leafs Clinch 1st Playoff Berth in 9 Years
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The Toronto Maple Leafs are the butt of jokes no more. For the first time since the 2003-04 season, the Leafs are heading to the playoffs. Officially. By virtue of the Winnipeg Jets losing in a shootout on Saturday and the Leafs beating the Senators 4-1 in Ottawa, the Leafs ensure they won't finish any worse than eighth. If they were to lose out and the Jets were to win out, the teams would end up tied with 55 points but the Maple Leafs have already guaranteed they will win the first tiebreaker of Regulation/Overtime Wins so they can't be caught.

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