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(Sports Network) - The New York Rangers put their season-best five-game win streak on the line tonight in Toronto, where the Atlantic Division leaders will battle the up-and-down Toronto Maple Leafs.

Defense has been the key to New York's recent surge, as the Rangers have surrendered just seven goals during the streak. On Thursday, Henrik Lundqvist turned in a terrific performance between the pipes, as the young netminder made 43 saves to lead the Rangers to a 5-2 victory over Dallas at the American Airlines Center.

Karel Rachunek and Matt Cullen provided the offense, as each scored a pair of goals to help New York record their first win in Dallas since 1996. Brendan Shanahan and Jarkko Immonen added two assists apiece.

The Rangers conclude a three-game road trip tonight, which began with a 3-1 triumph at Philadelphia on Tuesday. New York is a solid 11-5-1 away from home this year.

Toronto appears to have righted itself after losing seven consecutive games from November 25-December 9. The Maple Leafs ended the slide with a 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday, then followed up by edging Carolina, 4-3, on the road last night.

Mats Sundin had two goals and added an assist, while Bryan McCabe also had a three-point night for Toronto, which hadn't won back-to-back games since a four-game surge from November 4-11. Alex Steen recorded the go-ahead marker with six minutes left in the final period.

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