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Tuesday, January 16th (All times eastern)

Toronto Maple Leafs (20-20-6) at Tampa Bay Lightning (24-21-2), 7:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Lightning go in search of a sixth consecutive victory when the red-hot club returns home to host the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at St. Pete Times Forum.

Tampa Bay extended its season-best win streak on Monday, when it held on for a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.

Vaclav Prospal finished with a goal and two assists for the Lightning, while Martin St. Louis extended his scoring streak to 11 games with a goal and one assist. Brad Richards also scored once and assisted on another in the win, while Johan Holmqvist made 33 saves in goal.

St. Louis' tally was his league-leading 29th of the season and the All-Star forward has amassed six goals and 10 helpers during his current tear. Teammate Vincent Lecavalier, who had the eventual game-winning marker in the third period, is one behind with 28 goals.

Lecavalier is currently riding a seven-game point streak and has notched 12 points (seven goals, five assists) during the run.

Tampa Bay hasn't won six games in a row since its Stanley Cup campaign of 2003-04, when the club reeled off eight consecutive victories from February 25-March 6.

The Lightning have not had much recent success against Toronto, however. The Maple Leafs have won three straight in the series, including a pair of matchups already this season.

Toronto stopped a four-game winless streak (three losses, one tie) in Tampa with a 4-2 triumph at the St. Pete Times Forum on November 1.

The injury-plagued Maple Leafs come in having lost three of four and were routed at home by Vancouver on Saturday. Daniel Sedin racked up a goal and three assists to lead the Canucks to an easy 6-1 win.

Bates Battaglia had the lone tally for Toronto, but struggling goaltender Andrew Raycroft gave up six goals on only 21 shots.

Tonight's contest starts a three-game road trip for the Leafs, who are 10-8-3 away from home thus far and have won their last two road tilts.

01/16 10:39:32 ET


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