On the heels of tonight's Pens vs. Maple Leafs game, we caught up with Birky from Pension Plan Puppets for a little Q&A action.

#1 Halfway through this shortened season, at 15-10-0, Toronto's doing better than most expected. What's been the key to the team being able to get back to winning hockey games? And obviously every team is trying to and wants to make the playoffs but in what's been the East's toughest division do you see Toronto being able to hold on and get that postseason berth?

This one is easy. The biggest reason why Toronto is currently looking at their first playoff berth in 8 years is due to goaltending. They've been hovering around .900 sv% the last two seasons. With a healthy James Reimer and some surprising play from Ben Scrivens, they're at .918 so far. It's looking more and more like Reimer is the real deal and GM Dave Nonis was smart not to trade for Roberto Luongo. In the shortened season, they've got a good shot at making the playoffs.