Time and time again we hear people complain about the current Stanley Cup Playoff format. This year the Maple Leafs are taking on the Lightning once again and it feels like this matchup has been set for what feels like forever. While it hasn’t been forever, it has been 135 days. 

Corwin went back and looked at the NHL standings for every day of the season to find out how long the Leafs have been in a position to play the Bolts. The answer? Since November 28, 2022. 

Watch here to see what we mean: 

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