Ottawa (13-17-5) at Toronto (15-17-6), 7:00 pm EST
TORONTO (Ticker) — The Ottawa Senators will travel much closer
to home on Saturday but will continue their season-high
eight-game road swing against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
After losing on each of their first three stops on the trip, the
Senators rebounded with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers
Jason Spezza and captain Daniel Alfredsson each recorded a goal
and an assist for Ottawa, which has lost eight of its last 11
The Senators also will visit the New Jersey Devils, Buffalo
Sabres and Boston Bruins before returning home on January 10 to
host the New York Rangers.
The Maple Leafs have lost four of their last five games,
including Thursday’s 4-1 setback to the Sabres.
Toronto likely will put Vesa Toskala back in the crease after
giving veteran Curtis Joseph two consecutive starts. Toskala is
13-12-5 with a 3.31 goals-against average and one shutout this
However, Toskala has allowed 14 goals over his last three
contests – all losses.