Leafs. Raptors. Jays. Toronto FC.
While these clubs may have had more monumental days in their individual histories, today is the first time all four major Toronto sports teams are on court, ice, field, and pitch on the same day.
And save for the Jays, they’re all playing HUGE games.
Let’s start with the Leafs. The buds have clawed their way back into their best-of-seven first round playoff series against the Boston Bruin after falling two games behind – twice. The puck drops for game seven in Boston tonight, with the winner advancing to what could be a strong title push.
The Raptors, meanwhile, also find themselves in a knotted series. While it’s not a game seven, it sure feels like one. The Raptors are tied 2-2 in their matchup against the Washington Wizards, which is concerning given the Dinos finished atop the Eastern conference while the Wiz squeezed in as an eighth-seed. Insert line about Raptors playoff anxiety.
Toronto FC plays the biggest game of its young history in Mexico tonight. They kick off the second leg of their matchup against Chivas Guadalajara in the CONCACAF Champions League final. The first leg saw Toronto drop a 2-1 at home, so they’ll need a strong showing in a hostile environment at the Estadio Chivas. Winning MLS last year was great, but being crowned champions of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean would be even sweeter.
Finally, the pretty good Blue Jays welcome the rival Red Sox to Rogers Centre in the second of a three-game series.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins
When: 7:30 p.m.
Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards
When: 7:00 p.m.
Toronto FC vs. Chivas Guadalajara
When: 9:30 p.m.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox
When: 7:07 p.m.
Regardless the outcomes, one thing’s for sure: you do not want to be driving anywhere near the Air Canada Centre or Rogers Centre this evening. You should definitely hang out there though.