NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Wednesday, November 23rd
(All times eastern)
Boston Bruins (7-10-5) at Toronto Maple Leafs (12-7-2), 7:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Toronto Maple Leafs try to extend their winning streak
to five games tonight when they welcome the Boston Bruins to Air Canada
On Saturday, Alexei Ponikarovsky scored two goals and added an assist as the
Maple Leafs knocked off the Atlanta Thrashers, 5-1, at the Air Canada Centre.
Ed Belfour made 31 saves for Toronto, which has tied a season high with four
consecutive decisions. Bryan McCabe added a goal and two assists and Tomas
Kaberle and Jason Allison both had two helpers on the night.
McCabe's nine goals, 21 assists and 30 points lead all NHL defensemen. He also
leads the Maple Leafs in scoring, as he has nine more points than center Jason
Allison, who is second.
The Leafs, who are 8-3-1 at home, will visit Carolina on Friday.
Boston, meanwhile, has lost six consecutive games (0-5-1), including Sunday's
3-2 defeat at Madison Square Garden. Jaromir Jagr had a goal and two assists
to lead the Rangers.
Glen Murray and Patrice Bergeron scored for the Bruins, while goaltender Hannu
Toivonen finished with 29 saves in the defeat.
This losing streak is the Bruins' longest since a seven-game lull from March
17-April 3, 1997.
Boston will host Philadelphia on Friday afternoon.
Toronto is 2-1 against Boston this season.
The Bruins have lost four of their last six at the Air Canada Centre.
11/23 10:15:46 ET