Carolina (21-20-5) at Toronto (17-21-7), 7:30 pm EST
TORONTO (Ticker) — The Carolina Hurricanes will attempt to end
a season-worst five-game losing streak when they host the
Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday.
The Hurricanes are coming off a 3-1 setback to the Buffalo
Sabres on Saturday. Ray Whitney scored the lone goal for the
Hurricanes, who have not lost six contests in a row in nearly
Carolina, which has four road losses over its slide, is now in
danger of losing six straight games in regulation for the first
time since March 26-April 6, 2003.
During this stretch, which included a 6-4 loss to the Maple
Leafs on Thursday, the Hurricanes have been outscored by a 23-9
Toronto is looking to beat a team other than Carolina for the
first time since January 3, posting a 1-4-1 record over that
stretch. The Maple Leafs suffered a 4-3 overtime loss to the
Atlanta Thrashers on Friday.
Lee Stempniak, Dominic Moore and Niklas Hagman scored for
Toronto, which squandered a three-goal lead in that one.