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Leaf links: Nothing less than two will do

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Not much needs to be said about tonight's encounter in New York against the Islanders. In the words of Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, "Just win baby."

The Leafs are five points out of the final playoff spot with 16 games remaining, so there's no time to let the beating from the Blackhawks on Saturday night linger. According to James Mirtle's annual playoff push feature, the blue and white must go 11-4-1 the rest of the way to make the post season, leaving little room for error.

Leaf fans will also keep an eye on Pittsburgh tonight, where the eighth-place Sabres take on the Penguins.

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The links:

Mirtle on Leafs centre Mikhail Grabovski's emergence as a team leader.

Reimer tells Mirtle he'll bounce back from a rough Saturday night.

Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons talks to Tie Domi about Bob Probert, fighting and head injuries in hockey.

John Tavares tells Sun columnist Mike Zeisberger he loves being an Islander. Don't ever lose that optimism kid.

Toronto Star reporter Kevin McGran on the playoff race.

Michael Traikos at The National Post argues the Leafs should chase Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov this off-season.

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AM640's Jonas Siegel talks to Joffrey Lupul.

National Post columnist Bruce Arthur on Mad Mike Milbury's changing views on fighting and head shots in hockey.

Puck Daddy highlights some impressive passion from Canucks fans.



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