The Toronto Maple Leafs will hit the ice for the first time since clinching their first playoff appearance in nine years as they continue a three-game road trip on Wednesday night with a contest against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Catch the game on TSN as part of a doubleheader starting at 7pm et/4pm pt, followed by the Edmonton Oilers hosting the Chicago Blackhawks at 9:30pm et/6:30pm pt. Also available on TSN Mobile TV The Maple Leafs ended their longest drought of missing the playoffs in team history on Saturday when a 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators clinched their first postseason spot since 2004. James Reimer, who will likely get the start tonight, was outstanding with 49 saves as Toronto moved to 5-2-1 in its past eight. \"When we started in January, our sights were set on trying to qualify for the playoffs,\" said Leafs coach Randy Carlyle. \"Its been a drought for our hockey club. We just refer back to respect. Were trying to earn respect back for our group. That to me is the most important thing. For us to qualify now, its a feather in the players caps for all the work they put in.\" James van Riemsdyk scored twice, while Joffrey Lupul and Nazem Kadri both added goals. Phil Kessel and Cody Franson notched two assists each. Kessel has six goals and eight assists over his past eight games. \"Its unbelievable,\" said Reimer. \"Thats the hockey where you want to play always as a kid growing up. Its playoff hockey. Especially for our city, its been a little while so I know theyre anxious for (the playoffs). Theyre ready for them. Its good to finally clinch.\" With 55 points, the Maple Leafs sit fifth overall in the Eastern Conference. They are four points back of fourth place with three games to play but also hold just a one-point edge over the New York Islanders, who sit in sixth place. Toronto will also visit the Florida Panthers on Thursday before ending its season at home versus the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. The Lightning sit 14th out of 15 teams in the East and will miss the playoffs for the fifth time in the past six seasons. They arent showing signs of finishing strong either as they have lost six straight (0-4-2). Tampa Bays latest loss came on Sunday, a 3-2 setback to the Carolina Hurricanes. The Lightning gave up all three goals in the first period, the first coming 16 seconds into the game and the third with 1:14 to play in the frame. \"I dont know what it is with us in the first period,\" Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman said. \"We always battle back, which is the good part, but we would rather be up a few goals instead of behind.\" In his first game since missing the previous 13 with a high ankle sprain, Anders Lindback made 25 saves on 28 shots faced. Steven Stamkos scored his 28th goal of the season, three back of Alex Ovechkin of Washington for the league lead, while Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist. He leads the NHL with 42 assists and his 55 points trail only injured Pittsburgh Penguin Sidney Crosby for the most in the league. The Lightning, who havent lost seven in a row since an 0-6-1 skid from Jan. 3-15, 2012, will visit the Boston Bruins on Thursday and then end their season at home versus the Panthers on Saturday. The Maple Leafs have won five of their past six versus the Lightning and won for the first time in their past three trips to Tampa on Feb. 19. Chicago Blackhawks at Edmonton Oilers The Chicago Blackhawks try to secure their first Presidents Trophy in 22 years as they visit the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. The Blackhawks, who opened the season with an NHL record 24-game point streak (21-0-3), lead the league with 73 points, three ahead of the Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh Penguins with three games to play. The Pens have two games remaining following Tuesday nights regulation loss to the Buffalo Sabres, so Chicago can clinch the top record in the NHL with a victory tonight. Chicago had an 11-game point streak halted on Monday, falling 3-1 to Vancouver as the Canucks clinched the Northwest Division title. The Blackhawks had been 9-0-2 in their previous 11 and fell to 17-3-2 on the road. Daniel Carcillo scored the lone goal and Corey Crawford posted 29 stops for the Blackhawks, who were coming off a shootout loss to the Phoenix Coyotes as their quest to win the Presidents Trophy for the first time since 1990-91 has hit a bump. \"This was our worst game of the year,\" said Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville. \"If it wasnt for Crawford the final score would have been a lot worse than it was.\" Chicago played without forward Patrick Sharp and defenseman Michal Rozsival due to upper body injuries and the two are questionable for tonight. The Blackhawks will return home to host the Calgary Flames on Friday before ending the regular season as the top seed in the West with Saturdays road game at St. Louis. Edmonton had its playoff drought stretched to seven straight seasons with this campaign as the club hasnt played in the postseason since a Game 7 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals. The Oilers have lost eight of their past nine, including two straight home losses to the Pacific Division-winning Anaheim Ducks. Edmonton followed up Sundays 3-1 loss to Anaheim with a 3-0 setback the following night. Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 25-of-28 shots for the Oilers, who have dropped 11 straight at home against Anaheim. Edmonton, which will visit Minnesota on Friday and then host Vancouver the following day, have had some recent success against Chicago. The Oilers have outscored the Blackhawks 29-17 in going 4-0-1 in the previous five and have won their last two at home in this series by scores of 9-2 and 8-4, respectively. The Blackhawks hosted the Oilers on March 10 in their first game since their season-opening point streak was halted and dropped a second game in a row, 6-5. Sam Gagner scored twice for Edmonton, while Taylor Hall and Ryan Whitney posted a goal and an assist each. Patrick Kane had a three-point game for the Blackhawks, scoring twice and assisting on another. Dwayne Allen Jersey. Hesjedal will try to become the first rider to win back-to-back Giro titles since Spains Miguel Indurain in 1992 and 1993 when the iconic race begins Saturday in Naples, Italy. Trent Richardson Jersey. The San Francisco Giants extended the contracts of general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy through the 2016 season Thursday night, bringing even more stability to a franchise that has counted on continuity during its recent run of success. -- Jarrod Maidens didnt get a clear view of his overtime goal Sunday, but Owen Sounds travelling fans made sure the rookie forward heard the result. Adam Vinatieri Jersey.J. -- The New Jersey Devils will raise defenceman Scott Niedermayers No. LaRon Landry Jersey. Ocampo struck in the 33rd minute in Mexicos second attack of the game, the ball flying past helpless goalkeeper Karen Bardsley and into the top left corner. Fara Williams gave England the lead in the 21st minute from a corner by striker Kelly Smith before 18,702 fans under a cloudless blue sky at the 26,067-capacity Wolfsburg Arena.JUPITER, Fla. - Reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo stood outside the Miami Marlins spring training clubhouse Tuesday, eager to resume his career under a new name. He last pitched as Leo Nunez. His 2011 season ended abruptly in September after officials discovered he had been playing under a fake name since he turned professional in 2000. Oviedo was issued a new visa last week after clearing up his immigration status in the Dominican Republic, and now that hes back in the United States, he can begin serving an eight-week suspension from Major League Baseball for age and identity fraud. Hell be eligible to rejoin the Marlins on July 23 and expects to be ready. \"With my name Juan Carlos Oviedo, Im the same guy,\" he said in Spanish through a translator. \"Its the same arm.\" Oviedo will begin a minor-league rehabilitation assignment two weeks before hes eligible to join the Marlins. \"Its good to have closure. Now its time for him to get ready to hopefully help us later this summer,\" president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said. \"His name has changed. Im hoping the stuff is the same, and we think it is. Thats an awful big arm with a lot of experience to add at the end of July.\" Oviedo saved 92 games for the Marlins in 2009-11, including 36 last year, and the Marlins gave him a $6 million, one-year contract tthis off-season.dddddddddddd But with his availability uncertain, they also signed All-Star closer Heath Bell, and Oviedo will have a setup role when he returns. During spring training, manager Ozzie Guillen joked that Nunez would pitch the seventh inning and Oviedo the eighth. Oviedo said hell be happy with any role. \"If they put me in in the seventh or the first inning, it doesnt matter,\" he said. \"All I want to do is play.\" Oviedo has said he began using a fake name as a youth so he could say he was old enough to sign a pro contract. When the fraud was finally discovered, he feared his career might be finished. \"I was scared,\" he said. \"There are no words to explain how happy I am now that I have my name. My dads name, who died, which is what he wanted for me.\" Major League Baseball, the players association and several lawyers were involved in clearing up the situation. Oviedos status was still in doubt when the Marlins began the season in their new ballpark amid considerable hoopla. \"I had the Marlins channel in my house. I was watching them,\" Oviedo said. \"Many times I would turn the channel off because I would feel a little sad. \"I feel very happy that I am here. Thats all that I wanted to do -- be in the United States to return to my team and help.\" ' ' '