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Leafs Hope To Recover In Carolina

Sunday, 02.11.2003 / 12:00 PM / News
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Leafs Hope To Recover In Carolina

GAME: Toronto Maple Leafs (4-4-2-1) at Carolina Hurricanes (2-4-4-0).

TIME: Sunday, 5 p.m. EST.
The struggling Toronto Maple Leafs look to snap a three-game losing streak when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC Center.

Toronto suffered an embarrassing 7-1 loss to Philadelphia in front of a booing home crowd at Air Canada Centre on Saturday. Darcy Tucker netted the lone goal for the Maple Leafs as veteran goaltender Ed Belfour allowed all seven goals, including three in the first eight minutes of play.

"I wish I could explain it. I'm quite disappointed," Toronto coach Pat Quinn said of his team's dismal performance. "I'd even like to think there was an effort, but there wasn't a whole lot of thinking out there. The harder we tried the more mistakes we made.

"We had very little confidence at the back end. We're not believing in each other right now. We're not playing as a team."

Toronto is still without top forward Nik Antropov, who suffered a separated shoulder in a 3-2 overtime loss to Atlanta on Monday. Quinn said Saturday that Antropov will not require surgery on the shoulder.

The Hurricanes are coming off a disheartening 4-3 loss to the unbeaten Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

Goaltender Kevin Weekes, who has posted two shutouts in eight starts this season, suffered his second straight loss when he allowed the tiebreaking goal to Tampa Bay's Cory Stillman on a shot from center ice with 8:09 to play.

"If it wasn't for him, we wouldn't have been in position to have a chance," Carolina defenseman Sean Hill said in defense of Weekes, who made 24 saves.

"He's been our best player ... by a long shot."

More Head-To-Head Statistics
TEAM Home Win % Road Win % W L T OTL Points HOME ROAD
Carolina .5 .357 2 4 4 0 8 1-1-1-0 1-3-3-0
Toronto .4 .583 4 4 2 1 11 1-2-1-1 3-2-1-0
Meetings This Year
Date Location Score
02-NOV-03 Toronto at Carolina 06:00 PM EST
27-JAN-04 Carolina at Toronto 07:30 PM EST
19-FEB-04 Toronto at Carolina 07:00 PM EST
23-FEB-04 Carolina at Toronto 07:30 PM EST
Top Scorers
Carolina
Player G A Pts +/- PIM
JOSEF VASICEK 6 3 9 3 6
JEFF O'NEILL 1 7 8 0 14
ERIK COLE 3 3 6 4 14
Toronto
Player G A Pts +/- PIM
JOE NIEUWENDYK 3 3 6 -5 4
MATS SUNDIN 1 5 6 -6 8
THOMAS FITZGERALD 2 3 5 2 6

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