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Sharks eyeing eighth straight win

Toronto (9-9-6) at San Jose (20-3-1), 10:30 pm EST

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- Nothing has been able to slow

down the San Jose Sharks.

The Toronto Maple Leafs will take the next shot at the league's

best team, hoping to end the Sharks' seven-game winning streak


San Jose, which went 5-1-1 with its starting goaltender

sidelined, has won three straight games since Evgeni Nabokov

returned. A Vezina Trophy finalist last season, Nabokov may be

in line to win the award this campaign.

The 33-year-old is 13-2-0 with a 2.57 goals-against average and

.896 save percentage on the season. He made 26 saves and Joe

Pavelski scored two goals during Saturday's 3-2 triumph over the

Phoenix Coyotes.

Pavelski has three goals over the last two games and, with 10

goals and 10 assists on the campaign, he is on pace to shatter

his career-high of 40 points in a season - set in 2007-08.

Matt Stajan and Mikhail Grabovski each recorded a power-play

goal in an 81-second span during the third period to lift the

Maple Leafs to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on


Vesa Toskala made 32 saves and defenseman Jeff Finger added an

empty-netter for the Maple Leafs, who have won back-to-back

contests following a five-game winless streak (0-3-2).


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