Toronto (20-24-9) at Florida (25-19-8), 7:30 pm EST
SUNRISE, Florida (Ticker) — The Florida Panthers on Tuesday
will aim for their third win in as many meetings with the
Toronto Maple Leafs this season.
The Panthers have posted a 3-0-2 record in their previous five
contests against the Maple Leafs. After recording a 4-2 triumph
over Toronto last month, Florida pulled out a 4-3 overtime
victory last Tuesday.
Bryan McCabe scored the game-winner in the extra session after
the Panthers erased a two-goal deficit in the third period.
Florida, however, is coming off a 3-1 loss to the Washington
Capitals on Saturday. Keith Ballard netted the club’s lone goal
in that one.
Jason Blake continued his hot play, scoring a pair of goals in
the third period as the Maple Leafs recorded a 5-2 triumph over
the Canadiens on Saturday.
“In order for us to win – we’re not a San Jose or Detroit type
of team – we need to play the way we can play,” Blake said.
“That means we need to use our speed, make simple plays and get
on the forecheck and shoot the puck. I thought (tonight), it
was a great team effort.”
Over his last 10 games, the 35-year-old Blake has notched nine
goals and 16 points.
Defenseman Luke Schenn netted his first NHL goal and fellow
rookie Nikolai Kulemin and blue-liner Jeff Finger also tallied
Saturday for Toronto, which improved to 3-2-1 since the All-Star