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Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen during practice at the Mastercard Centre in Toronto on Friday, February 24, 2017. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun)

Andersen to make 50th start

Carey Price, Henrik Lundqvist, Braden Holtby, Sergei Bobrovsky, Tuukka Rask ... at long last the Maple Leafs seem to have a dog in the fight to be a goalie of distinction in the Eastern Conference.

Toronto Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri celebrates teammate Leo Kormarov's goal during an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets on Feb. 22, 2017. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)

Leafs win OT clash with Jets

TORONTO — In a game billed as the Calder Cup — the final rookie of the year trophy head-to-head between Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine — ill will between the Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets in a playoff-charged atmosphere proved the real rivalry.

Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews, center, is congratulated by Nikita Zaitsev (22), of Russia, and Roman Polak (46), of the Czech Republic, following Matthews' goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome

Leafs take huge must-win

Nazem Kadri summed up the reality for the Maple Leafs late Sunday afternoon, a couple of hours before the club met the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC Arena.