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Maple Leafs Playoffs 2013 Fever Hits YouTube (VIDEO)

04/23/2013 03:04 EDT | Updated 05/06/2013 05:09 EDT

Fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs have plenty to be cheer about with the team making the playoffs for the first time since 2004.

The zeal of Leafs Nation is showcased in two videos trending on YouTube.

'Maple Leafs - Because It's The Cup' was added by the official NHL YouTube account on April 22 and already has close to 75,000 views.

"There are hockey fans and then there are Toronto Maple Leafs Fans," says one of the anchors over a montage of clips of Leafs players on the ice.

Another highly dramatic clip, uploaded by user BigBadBoss on April 21, has more than 45 thousand views. It's packed with epic orchestral music (think "Lord of The Rings" on ice), slow motion shots of players bashing each other and die-hard fans packing the stands. It also features the Leafs' new unofficial mantra, 'Burn the Boats,' a historical reference used by coach Randy Carlyle to rally his players, TSN reports. You can watch the video below.

The playoffs start on Tuesday, April 30, but a game schedule hasn't been released yet. The Leafs play Tampa Bay Wednesday.

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