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(Sports Network) - The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to avoid a third consecutive loss tonight, when they welcome the New York Islanders to Air Canada Centre.

The Maple Leafs were in action Saturday night against the visiting Devils and were handed a 2-1 loss. Martin Brodeur stopped 33-of-34 shots and Jamie Langenbrunner and Patrik Elias each scored a goal to lead New Jersey.

Darcy Tucker scored the lone goal for the Maple Leafs, while netminder Mikael Tellqvist had a solid night in goal, stopping 17-of-19 New Jersey shots.

With an assist in the contest, Toronto defenseman Bryan McCabe extended his point streak to five games.

The Leafs may have No. 1 goaltender Andrew Raycroft back in the crease tonight. Raycroft, who is 9-4-2 in 15 games this year, has sat out the last three contests with a groin injury.

The Islanders were also in action on Saturday, but they picked up a win at Florida. Mike Dunham stopped 43 shots to lead the Islanders to the 4-1 victory over the Panthers at BankAtlantic Center.

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Gotta bounce back tonight, after losing our last two! Looking forward to seeing Rayzor back between the pipes!

GO LEAFS GO

Projected Lines

Leafs

Ponikarovsky - Wellwood - Antropov
Steen - Stajan - O'Neill
Tucker - Peca - Battaglia
Suglobov - Pohl - Kilger

Kaberle - McCabe
Kubina - Bell
White - Gill

Scratch: Tellqvist, Belak, Harrison (Cond. - AHL)

Isles

Simon - Yashin - Blake
Kozlov - York - Hunter
Sillinger - Hilbert - Satan
Park - Bates - Asham

Hill - Zhitnik
Witt - Martinek
Gervais - Poti

Scratches: Campoli, Bouchard

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Projected Goaltenders

Leafs:

#1-Andrew Raycroft
Record: 9-4-2
SO: 1
G.A.A.: 2.76
Save %: .912

Isles:

#39-Rick DiPietro
Record: 6-5-1
SO: 1
G.A.A.: 2.71
Save %: .912
 

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It looks like Belak is playing instead of Suglobov, though I'd prefer the latter. Suglobov must be in St. John's by now.

Though I guess he hasn't exactly stepped up to the plate. He's no where near a visible as he was in the pre-season. If he were he would be a huge boost to the club.

Anyway, it's currently 3-2 Leafs now.


Tucker scored again. He's now got 13.

Wellwood finally scored again as well. He's been setting up player well, but he's also got to put some in.

Pohl has one as well. Atta' boy!
 

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Wait a minute. Actually, I think they're both playing. ???
 

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Yes, and it's about time. Anything over 2 games would mean the team is already back to it's inconsistent ways. Now it's to win their next game against the Sabres.

Raycroft returning helped. Glad to see him get a win on his return.

And 2 points for Wellwood. That will help his confidence to continue growing. And Ponikarovsky with 8 goals already. He's on pace for near 30, nice way to follow up his 21 goal performance from last year.

Toronto needed this win, and they got it. No theatrics or any of that extra garbage of course. Just win. Simple, simple, simple. Especially if it's an opponent like the Isles.

4-2 final. The outshot them 33-21, like they should. Mats, or no Mats.
 
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