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An unforgettable game: The night I saw the Leafs clinch a playoff spot

April 8, 2017.

It will forever be known as the day the Toronto Maple Leafs clinched a berth in the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs with a 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. A night that won't be forgotten for quite a long time by the passionate Leafs fanbase that have long suffered through years of adversity and heartbreak.

To me, it will be known as the greatest Leafs game I ever saw live. Even better than the lone playoff game I saw live back in 2013.

While my opinion may change years down the road, as it appears to be the beginning of a new era for this storied franchise, no one can take away the experience I had on this night and it is that one I will cherish for the rest of my life.

Getting there

Funny enough, I never originally planned to go watch this game live at all. The tickets were purchased back in September 2016 with the intention of allowing my younger brother watch a game before his birthday. Due to a twist of fate that included cancelled plans, it was decided that I j…