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Game Notes: Leafs vs. Canadiens

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs

February 19, 2004

Pregame: 5:30 pm, Leafs TV -- Molson Leafs Game Day
Game: 7:00 pm, CBC -- National, mojo640
Postgame: Following the game, Leafs TV -- After The Horn

Recent Toronto Maple Leafs Games
Last 5 TOR games: 3 - 2 - 0 - 0
Last 10 TOR games: 6 - 3 - 1 - 0

FEBRUARY 19 - TORONTO 2 at CAROLINA 1
Darcy Tucker
scored his first career NHL regular season overtime goal to lift the Leafs past the Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC Center. Bryan McCabe scored the other Toronto goal while Owen Nolan, Ken Klee, Joe Nieuwendyk and Drake Berehowsky each registered an assist. Mikael Tellqvist started in goal and made a season-high 34 saves to register the victory.

TORONTO VERSUS MONTREAL: HEAD TO HEAD
2003-2004 SERIES: 3-1-0-0

ALL-TIME RECORD: 263-313-88-0 (171-116-45-0 at home)
LAST GAME: January 24, 2004 at Montreal (Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 1)
NEXT MEETING: March 13, 2004 at Montreal
CURRENT STREAKS: Toronto has won two straight games versus Montreal

TORONTO/MONTREAL NOTABLES

  • Mats Sundin and Mikael Renberg lead all Toronto players with three points versus Montreal this season
  • Alexander Mogilny led all Toronto players with seven points (one goal, six assists) in three games against the Canadiens last year
  • Nik Antropov scored two game winning goals (including one in overtime) versus Montreal last season
  • Mats Sundin leads all current Toronto players with 56 career points (22 goals, 34 assists) against the Canadiens
  • Mikael Renberg registered a career-high four assists February 6, 1997 versus Montreal
  • Mikael Renberg has registered more career assists (26) versus Montreal than against any other NHL franchise
  • Darcy Tucker played parts of three seasons for Montreal from 1995 to 1998 collecting 26 points (eight goals, 18 assists) with 167 penalty minutes in 115 games played
  • INJURIES
    Wade Belak suffered a knee injury. Sidelined indefinitely.

    Gary Roberts suffered a groin injury. Sidelined day-to-day.
    Ed Belfour suffered a back injury. Sidelined day-to-day.

    ALL RHODES LEAD TO ROLLINS
    Mikael Tellqvist is undefeated this season with a record of 4-0-2. It is the third longest undefeated streak by Toronto rookie goaltender to start a season (since 1943/44 - NHL's Modern Era).


    UNDEFEATED STREAKS BY ROOKIE GOALIE TO START A SEASON (since 1943/44)

    GOALTENDER
    STREAK
    RECORD
    GAMES
    Al Rollins
    October 22, 1950 to December 2, 1950
    6-0-3
    9
    Frank McCool
    October 28, 1944 to November 11, 1944
    6-0-1
    7
    Mikael Tellqvist
    October 23, 2003 to present
    4-0-2
    6
    Damian Rhodes
    October 21, 1993 to December 12, 1993
    5-0-1
    6

    VINTAGE LEAFS
    Toronto will wear their third jersey for 12 games this season. Last year the club finished with a record of 3-6-1 while wearing the vintage sweater.


    DATE OPPONENT RESULT
    November 1 Philadelphia L 1-7
    November 7 at New Jersey T 1-1
    November 30 at NY Rangers W 4-2
    December 6 Detroit W 5-2
    December 13 NY Rangers W 3-1
    January 10 New Jersey L 0-1
    January 24 at Montreal W 4-1
    February 21 Montreal
    March 2 Boston
    March 18 at Philadelphia
    March 25 at Boston
    April 3 at Ottawa

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