We won't know anything for at least 24 hours and maybe not until Sunday. The Whalercanes have to beat Tampa for the Bruins to have a shot at A1. The only thing certain is Toronto can rest as they are locked into A3 If Philly gets one point against the Rangers Saturday afternoon they are in and Florida is out but a Rangers regulation win opens the door for Florida. Quick Shifts: Can the Maple Leafs survive playoff nastiness? - Sportsnet.ca There are three major reasons why we believe the Toronto Maple Leafs should be secretly rooting for the Boston Bruins to outperform the Tampa Bay Lightning this weekend. Both of the Leafs’ potential Round 1 hosts have 110 points and two games left; Tampa wins the tiebreaker. To a man, the Leafs say it doesn’t matter which Cup contender they draw next week, but we’re not buying it. For one, Andrei Vasilevskiy has admitted to being tired and has had a worse second half than Tuukka Rask. For two, the Lightning carry higher expectations than any other club in the East — because they’ve been at the top of the standings since October, because they pushed all-in at the deadline, and because their core has already come within two wins of lifting the silver thing. One spring ago, Leafs coach Mike Babcock called it “the pucker factor,” and it has had sour effects on some wonderful regular-season Washington Capitals squads. But the third, and most intriguing reason, is that Boston is nasty (and we’re not just talking about Brad Marchand’s Twitter feed). The Leafs, much like Tampa, are built to win one way: speed and skill and pray their gigantic goalie is dialed in. That identity flies smoother in the East than the West.