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Leafs at Lightning - Game Notes

Tuesday, 10.02.2004 / 10:32 AM / News
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Leafs at Lightning - Game Notes
Pregame: 6:00 pm, Leafs TV -- Molson Leafs Game Day
Game: 7:00 pm, TSN - Regional, mojo640
Postgame: Following the game, Leafs TV -- After The Horn

Recent Toronto Maple Leafs Games
Last 5 TOR games: 3 - 2 - 0 - 0 | Last 10 TOR games: 6 - 4 - 0 - 0

LAST GAME
FEBRUARY 5 - TORONTO 5 at OTTAWA 4 (OT)
The Maple Leafs stormed back from a 4-0 deficit midway through the second period to score five unanswered goals and win in overtime against the Ottawa Senators at the Corel Centre. Bryan McCabe registered a career-high four assists, while Owen Nolan collected two points (one goal, one assist) including the game winning goal in overtime. Tomas Kaberle registered two assists, while Mats Sundin, Darcy Tucker, Mikael Renberg and Matt Stajan each scored a goal for Toronto. Trevor Kidd started in goal and made 26 saves to register the victory.

TORONTO VERSUS TAMPA BAY: HEAD TO HEAD
2003-2004 SERIES: 1-0-0-0
ALL-TIME RECORD: 29-8-1-0 (16-2-0-0 on the road)
LAST GAME: December 16, 2003 at Toronto (Maple Leafs 3, Lightning 0)
NEXT MEETING: February 26, 2004 at Tampa Bay
CURRENT STREAKS: Toronto has won nine straight games versus Tampa Bay

    TORONTO VERSUS TAMPA BAY NOTABLES
  • The Maple Leafs are 9-0-0-0 in their last nine regular season games against the Lightning
  • The line of Mats Sundin, Gary Roberts and Mikael Renberg collected six points (two goals, four assists) in the first meeting of the season betweeen the two teams December 16
  • Ed Belfour registered the shutout win in the first meeting of the season between the two teams December 16
  • Robert Reichel led the Maple Leafs with five points (two goals, three assists) in four games versus Tampa Bay last season
  • Alexander Mogilny scored four goals (including two game winning goals) against the Lightning last year
  • Mats Sundin leads all current Toronto players with 44 points (22 goals, 22 assists) versus Tampa Bay
  • Tom Fitzgerald has more career penalty minutes (42) versus Tampa Bay than against any other NHL franchise
  • Gary Roberts set a career high in goals (4) and points (5-tie) March 15, 1994 vs. Tampa Bay
  • Darcy Tucker played 167 career games for Tampa Bay collecting 91 points (41 goals, 50 assists) with 373 penalty minutes
  • Darcy Tucker led Tampa Bay in games played (82-tie), goals (21), points (43), penalty minutes (176), powerplay goals (8), powerplay points (15), team forwards in average ice time (19:23) and faceoffs won (670) during the 1998-99 season
  • Mikael Renberg played 88 career games for Tampa Bay collecting 50 goals (20 goals, 30 assists) with 38 penalty minutes
  • Mikael Renberg served as Tampa Bay's captain during the 1997-98 season
  • Mikael Renberg led Tampa Bay in goals (16-tie) and powerplay goals (6) during the 1997-98 season

FOUR OF A KIND
Bryan McCabe registered a career-high four assists February 5 at Ottawa. The last time a Toronto defencemen registered four assists in a game was March 4, 1994 at Detroit (6-5 win) when Dmitri Mironov accomplished the feat. McCabe and Mironov are the only two Toronto defencemen to register four or more assists in a game since the start of the 1985-86 season. McCabe ranks fifth among NHL defencemen in points (35-tie) and leads team defencemen in goals, assists and points.

GETTING OFFENSIVE
The Toronto Maple Leafs defence corps has collected 110 points (24 goals, 86 assists) in 55 games which ranks them fourth in the National Hockey League.

POINTS BY DEFENCEMEN-TEAM POINTS
Colorado Avalanche 127
Detroit Red Wings 124
Vancouver Canucks 116
Toronto Maple Leafs 110
Ottawa Senators 102
Nashville Predators 101
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