Where to watch the Maple Leafs playoff game against the Washington Capitals

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Where to watch the Maple Leafs playoff game against the Washington Capitals

The Toronto Maple Leafs kick off their playoff run against the Washington Capitals Thursday at 7 p.m. 

The first two games of the best-of-seven series take place at Verizon Centre in Washington, D.C.

Here's a list of places you can watch the game here in Toronto:

Maple Leafs Square

The public square with the big screen located right outside the Air Canada Centre is where the cheering will be the loudest in the city.

Maple Leaf Square is an iconic spot for Toronto fans. 

It's where the hearts of thousands of Leafs fans collectively broke when the Boston Bruins scored in overtime to defeat Toronto in Game 7 of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2013. 

The puck drops at 7 p.m. but get there early. Fans will likely start filling up the square and getting the party started well beforehand. 

Maple Leaf Square can hold up to 5,000 people. 

Sports bars

- Real Sports Bar & Grill — located at 15 York St., right next to the ACC.

This bar can get crowded fast on big game nights but with 200 screens and 50 beer selections, it won't disappoint you, if you can get in. 

- Wayne Gretzky's — located at 99 Blue Jays Way. 

Take a walk down hockey memory lane while cheering on the Leafs at Gretzky's, which is lined with nostalgic memorabilia. 

- Amsterdam BrewHouse — 245 Queens Quay West.

It's supposed to be a sunny day followed by a clear evening with the temperature around 9 C, making the Amsterdam BrewHouse, located right by Lake Ontario, a decent option for Leafs fans.