Tyler Bozak feels good about his game, as he should.

“Whenever a team is winning and personal success is there, you are going to be more confident, but I love playing the role I am in,” the Maple Leafs centre said on Tuesday. “I love being out there the end of the game, on the penalty kill and the power play.”

Bozak, like any other Leaf, would hate to acknowledge he is looking past the next game. At some point, though, the 27-year-old is going to be in for a large raise — whether it’s from the Leafs or sometime in July with another NHL club via free agency (bet on him staying in Toronto) — from the $1.5- million US salary cap hit his contract represents now.

Certainly, that Bozak is used in every crucial situation by coach Randy Carlyle is being noted by general manager David Nonis and Bozak’s agent, Wade Arnott.