Apr 22, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT
This weekend presented a surprising reality for many hockey fans: the 2013 playoffs will include the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Columbus Blue Jackets might just make it, too.
Plenty wonder: “Why?” or “How?” or “Is this a sign of the apocalypse?” PHT’s Jason Brough and Mike Halford cover the first two questions but don’t really touch on the end-of-the-world stuff:This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!
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