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Leafs' Nazem Kadri battles for the puck with Islanders' Andrew MacDonald in Uniondale, N.Y., Feb....

Leafs' Nazem Kadri battles for the puck with Islanders' Andrew MacDonald in Uniondale, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2013. (Reuters)

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TORONTO - The Maple Leafs need a regulation win against the visiting New York Islanders Thursday along with a loss by the Winnipeg Jets — in regulation, overtime or a shootout — who host struggling Carolina, to ensure a playoff ticket.

Five games remain for the Maple Leafs to secure their first trip to the playoffs since 2004.

Join the Toronto Sun's Dave Hilson starting at 6:45 p.m. as the Buds, coming off a brutal loss to the Capitals in Washington on Tuesday, look to rebound against the surging Islanders.


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