NHL Preview from The Sports Network|
Saturday, February 3rd
(All times eastern)
Toronto Maple Leafs (25-21-6) at Ottawa Senators (30-21-2), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Toronto Maple Leafs can match their longest winning
streak of the season tonight, when they visit the Ottawa Senators at
The Maple Leafs have been victorious in three straight and are just one away
from their first four-game winning streak since November 4-11.
Toronto's latest triumph came Wednesday night in New York City, as they edged
the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Andrew Raycroft was brilliant in net as
he made 37 saves to help the Leafs earn the 2-1 victory.
Mats Sundin scored the game-winning goal and Alexei Ponikarovsky scored the
other goal for the Maple Leafs, who have also taken five of their last six
The Leafs have 56 points on the year and come into Saturday's action two
points out of a playoff spot in the East.
Tonight's game is the third portion of a five-game road trip for Toronto,
which is an impressive 14-9-3 as the visiting club this year.
The Senators are coming off a victory, as they downed visiting Washington on
Tuesday. Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza each had a goal and an assist to help
Ottawa earn the 3-2 decision.
Daniel Alfredsson scored the other goal and Martin Gerber made 35 saves for
the Senators, who have won three of their last four games.
Ottawa has 62 points on the year and is tied with Montreal for fourth in the
Eastern Conference standings.
The Senators have dominated the Maple Leafs in the season series, taking four
of the five meetings so far. Ottawa has also taken 11 of the last 13
encounters with Toronto.
02/03 10:44:59 ET