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Blake, Moore help Maple Leafs end slide

DENVER (Ticker) -- Jason Blake scored the go-ahead goal early in

the third period and added two assists as the Toronto Maple

Leafs snapped a four-game losing streak Thursday with a 7-4

victory over the Colorado Avalanche.

Dominic Moore netted two goals and set up another while Alexei

Ponikarovsky, Niklas Hagman, defenseman Ian White and Nikolai

Kulemin collected two assists apiece for the Maple Leafs, who

had lost eight of their previous nine contests.

Mikhail Grabovski recorded a tally and an assist, Nik Antropov,

Matt Stajan and former Avalanche defenseman Jeff Finger also

tallied and Vesa Toskala made 16 saves for Toronto.

All-Star Milan Hejduk scored twice, blue-liner John-Michael

Liles netted a goal and set up another and rookie Chris Stewart

also tallied for Colorado, which has lost three games in a row

and six of its last seven.


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