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Resurgent Maple Leafs look for revenge vs. Devils

Mar 8, 2008 - 1:11 PM New Jersey (39-23-6) at Toronto (30-29-10) 7:00 pm EST

TORONTO (Ticker) - In what was thought to be a lost season, suddenly the Toronto Maple Leafs find themselves with a chance at postseason play.

On the outside looking in at the playoffs, the Maple Leafs figured to be sellers at the February 26 trade deadline. However, they were unable to make a move.

And as the saying goes, sometimes the best deals are the ones not made.

Toronto won four of five prior to the deadline, and is 3-1-1 since. The recent surge has the Maple Leafs six points behind the Philadelphia Flyers (34-26-8) for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East.

On Thursday Nik Antropov had two goals and an assist and captain Mats Sundin had a tally and two assists in an 8-2 rout of Boston.

Sundin, who was one of the veteran that figured to be traded, has been the key to the resurgence. The 17-year veteran, who used his no-trade clause to remain with the team, has six goals and seven assists during a season-high seven game points streak.

He will look to help the Maple Leafs avenge their only regulation loss in the last seven games.

New Jersey, which has won all three meetings, posted a 4-2 win over Toronto on Tuesday.

Patrik Elias scored 4:02 into overtime to lead New Jersey to a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay on Friday.

The Devils, who enter Saturday first in the conference with 84 points, are 11-3-3 in their last 17 games and have allowed two goals or less in nine of their last 10 contests.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NEW JERSEY 1 0 1 2
    TORONTO 0 0 1 1 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NJD - (PP) ZACH PARISE 29 (JAMIE LANGENBRUNNER, KAREL
    RACHUNEK) 11:19
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: TOR - (PP) MATS SUNDIN 31 (TOMAS KABERLE, ALEX STEEN) 13:44
    NJD - ZACH PARISE 30 (JAMIE LANGENBRUNNER, PATRIK ELIAS)
    19:11

    Mar 8 10:31 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 2
    TORONTO 1
    3RD PRD: NJD - ZACH PARISE 30 (JAMIE LANGENBRUNNER, PATRIK ELIAS)
    19:11

    Devils 2, Maple Leafs 1  3rd - 0:49Mar 8 10:27 PM
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    Devils 1, Maple Leafs 1  3rd - 2:22Mar 8 10:22 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 1
    TORONTO 1
    3RD PRD: TOR - (PP) MATS SUNDIN 31 (TOMAS KABERLE, ALEX STEEN) 13:44

    Devils 1, Maple Leafs 1  3rd - 6:16Mar 8 10:16 PM
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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NEW JERSEY 1 0 1
    TORONTO 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NJD - (PP) ZACH PARISE 29 (JAMIE LANGENBRUNNER, KAREL
    RACHUNEK) 11:19
    2ND PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NJD 10 10 20
    TOR 15 10 25
    GOA

    Mar 8 8:35 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NEW JERSEY 1 1
    TORONTO 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NJD - (PP) ZACH PARISE 29 (JAMIE LANGENBRUNNER, KAREL
    RACHUNEK) 11:19
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NJD 10 10
    TOR 15 15
    GOALIES: NJD - MA

    Mar 8 7:46 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 1
    TORONTO 0
    1ST PRD: NJD - (PP) ZACH PARISE 29 (JAMIE LANGENBRUNNER, KAREL
    RACHUNEK) 11:19

    Devils 1, Maple Leafs 0  1st - 8:41Mar 8 7:31 PM
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