Vancouver (29-21-8) at Toronto (21-26-11), 7:00 pm EST
TORONTO (Ticker) — Mats Sundin will lead the surging Vancouver
Canucks into a very familiar building Saturday.
Sundin will make his first trip to the Air Canada Centre as a
member of the Canucks, who will aim for their fourth straight
win against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The 38-year-old Sundin signed with Vancouver during this
campaign after spending the previous 13 seasons with the Maple
Leafs. The popular Swede left the storied franchise as the
club’s all-time leader in goals (420) and points (987).
After a slow start with his new club, Sundin has heated up
lately, scoring four goals and nine points in the last eight
games. His success has translated into wins for the Canucks,
who are 7-1-0 over that stretch.
Sundin, who led the Maple Leafs with 32 goals and 78 points last
season, had an assist during Vancouver’s 4-2 victory over the
Ottawa Senators on Thursday. Henrik and Daniel Sedin combined
for two goals and four assists in that one.
Toronto is coming off Thursday’s 4-3 shootout loss to the
Columbus Blue Jackets.
Nik Antropov netted a pair of goals, Jamal Mayers tallied and
Alexei Ponikarovsky had two assists for the Maple Leafs, who
have lost six of their last eight contests.