The Eastern Conference converges on Toronto for the resumption of the NHL season. The host Maple Leafs are the No. 8 seed in the conference and will face the ninth-seeded Columbus Blue Jackets in a best-of-five opening round series. These two teams both finished the season on 81 points in 70 games with Toronto earning the higher seed with 36 wins. It’s been a little more than nine months since these two teams last met with both games of the season series coming in October. The first game of the series is scheduled for Sunday at 8 p.m. EST with a potential Game 5 set for Aug. 9.