The Toronto Maple Leafs rose from 30th in the NHL in points a season ago, to the No. 8 team in the Eastern Conference thanks to their trio of talented young stars — Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Mitch Marner.
Toronto’s reward for making the Stanley Cup playoffs is the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Washington Capitals.
The Capitals hope they can erase countless playoff disappointments from the past with a deep playoff run this season. Washington has won seven division titles over the past 10 years but has failed to get out of the conference semifinals.
They enter the playoffs on an 11-2-1 streak behind defending Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby.
Here’s how you can watch Maple Leafs vs. Capitals online.
When: Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m ET
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
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Thumbnail photo via Dec 7, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews (34) skates against the Minnesota Wild at the Air Canada Centre. Minnesota defeated Toronto 3-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports