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Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen attends practice in Toronto last Wednesday before facing the Capitals in Game 1 in Washington a day later. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun)

Trading Kessel paying dividends

As Frederik Andersen walked down the hallway at the Verizon Center just after midnight Sunday, followed not far behind by Kasperi Kapanen, a thought occurred: Almost everything about this young and growing Maple Leafs team comes back to Phil Kessel.

Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews (right) talks with William Nylander (29) as they prepare for the Panthers Tuesday night in Toronto on Monday, March 27, 2017. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun)

Leafs could contend for years

There are many numbers that underscore the surprising rebound of the Toronto Maple Leafs from dead last in the NHL to, as of now, inside the playoff picture.

Siskin's season ends in overtime

ALLISTON - The Alliston Hornets closed the door on the Stayner Siskins with a 6-5 overtime win in Game 4 at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre in front of a cheering crowd of more than 800 people.

Alliston goalie stopped 37 shots to earn the shutout in a 5-0 win over the Stayner Siskins in playoff action

Hornets draw first blood in Siskin series

STAYNER - The Alliston Hornets came out in fine form Thursday night to shut out the Stayner Siskins 5-0 in the Game 1 of the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL)’s Carruthers Division best of seven championship series.