Leafs' Reimer in, Lupul and Bolland game-time decision

Toronto Maple Leafs forwards Joffrey Lupul (left) and Dave Bolland are questionable for Saturday...

Toronto Maple Leafs forwards Joffrey Lupul (left) and Dave Bolland are questionable for Saturday night's game. (USA Today)

Terry Koshan, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:55 PM ET

TORONTO - For a few hours on Friday night, Nazem Kadri and his Maple Leafs teammates happily became big fans of the Chicago Blackhawks.

And when the Hawks got a late goal to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets in regulation, there were cheers heard in the Leafs’ living rooms.

“That was a pretty spectacular finish,” Kadri said. “I did fist pump one or two times. That is just the bounces. We have been talking past couple of weeks that we have not seen any of those.

“Now, I think it is catching up with us a little bit and it is starting to favour us a little more.”

At the downtown condo they share, defencemen Jake Gardiner and Morgan Rielly also were watching the game.

“Mo and I were sitting on the couch, saying we do not want this to go into overtime, and we were so excited at the end when they scored,” Gardiner said. “There were a few fist pumps in our place last night.”

So does this mean the hockey gods are smiling on the Leafs?


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