Toronto Maple Leafs: 3 keys to advancing in Game 5 vs. Blue Jackets

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After reversing the script on the Columbus Blue Jackets to force Game 5, the Toronto Maple Leafs will look to find the formula to get into the playoffs.

For most of Game 4, it was like the Toronto Maple Leafs were on life support and needed a miracle to come away with the win and got exactly that.

Whether or not the team can ride the emotional momentum from their comeback win remains to be seen and you can tell there is still some hesitation from the fanbase that they can pull it off. The Leafs did show one thing that they failed to show in the past, it’s that their mental resolve is tougher than what we saw during the regular season.

Obviously a big story from that game aside from the comeback was Jason Spezza‘s fight. In that moment, a player who agreed to sign a minimum contract and agreed to take on a lesser role than he was accustomed to in his career sent a message to the rest of the team.

The 37-year-old was not going to go down without a fight considering he was trying to achieve his lifelong dream. The tone certainly changed when that happened and hopefully that carries to a game that is literally a win or go home scenario for both teams.

So are three things the Leafs are going to need if they want their season to continue