They painted their faces, they played Simon Says — they did what they could to try to score a pair of free tickets to the Maple Leafs' first post-season game in almost a decade.

Die-hard Leafs fans headed down to the Air Canada Centre on Monday to see if they could get their hands on playoff tickets for the first-round series that begins on Wednesday.

The Leafs are going up against the Boston Bruins, with the first two games of the best-of-seven series taking place stateside. The next two games will be played in Toronto.

Tickets to the series sold out in minutes. That's why fans showed up to the all-day event at the Air Canada Centre, which was hosted by former Leaf Wendel Clark.

Click on the video above to see Steven D'Souza's report on what Leafs supporters had to do on Monday for a shot at winning tickets.

With files from The Associated Press