NHL regular season hockey game.
Having lost four out of their past five games, the Toronto Maple Leafs will look to get back on track when they host the New York Rangers at the Air Canada Centre this evening.Tonight’s tilt will mark the third time that these two teams have met this season, with both teams taking a game thus far.
All-Time: The Rangers are 216-270-95-6 all-time against the Maple Leafs: 126-109-56-3 at home and 90-161-39-3 on the road.
2010-11: Tonight’s contest marks the third of four meetings between the Rangers and Maple Leafs this season, and the second of two meetings at Air Canada Centre. New York owns a 1-0-1 record in the season series after defeating the Maple Leafs, 2-1, on Oct. 21 at Toronto.
Last Season: New York was 3-0-1 against Toronto in 2009-10, including a 1-0-1 mark at Air Canada Centre. The Rangers out-scored the Maple Leafs, 18-7, in four games last season.
Henrik Lundqvist is 7-4-4 with a 2.88 goals against average in 15 career contests vs. Toronto, following a 34-save performance in a 4-3 overtime loss in the home opener on Oct. 15; Martin Biron earned his first victory as a Ranger, stopping 24 shots in a 2-1 win on Oct. 21 at Toronto, and is now 13-11-2-3 with a 2.69 goals against average and one shutout in 31 career games against the Maple Leafs
Brian Boyle leads the Rangers in scoring with two goals in two games against the Maple Leafs this season, and Sean Avery has tallied a team-high, two assists in the season series; Ruslan Fedotenko and Michal Rozsival have each registered one goal and one assist vs. Toronto this season
Todd White has tallied nine goals and 21 points in 32 career regular season contests vs. Toronto; Michal Rozsival has registered a team-high, 15 assists in 34 career games vs. the Maple Leafs
Dan Girardi notched a career-high, two goals vs. the Maple Leafs on Oct. 12, 2009
Brandon Dubinsky tallied a career-high, three assists at Toronto on Dec. 29, 2007
New York lists no former Maple Leafs on their roster
Toronto lists two former Rangers on their roster: Colton Orr (2005-06 – 2008-09); Fredrik Sjostrom (2007-08 – 2008-09)
The Rangers will conclude their second back-to-back set of the season tonight when they will face-off against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six match-up. The Rangers enter tonight’s contest having been defeated by the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3, last night at Madison Square Garden, and are now 4-4-1 (9 pts) on the season. The Maple Leafs enter the contest with a 5-3-1 (11 pts) record, having lost four of their last five games (1-3-1). Following tonight’s contest, the Rangers will return home to host the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks, on Monday, Nov. 1, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their fourth game in six nights.
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