March 6, 2004
Pregame: 5:30 pm, Leafs TV -- Molson Leafs Game Day
Game: 7:00 pm, CBC, 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 - 4 - 0 - 0
MARCH 4 - NY ISLANDERS 2 at TORONTO 6
Brian Leetch made an immediate impact as he registered three powerplay assists in his Maple Leafs debut as Toronto defeated the New York Islanders at Air Canada Centre. His defence partner Bryan McCabe collected three points (two goals, one assist), while Gary Roberts, Mats Sundin and Robert Reichel each collected a goal and an assist. Alexander Mogilny and Karel Pilar chipped in with two assists each. Ed Belfour started in goal and made 16 saves to register the victory.
TORONTO VERSUS BUFFALO: HEAD TO HEAD
2003-2004 SERIES: 0-2-1-0
ALL-TIME RECORD: 46-69-18-0 (28-26-12-0 at home)
LAST GAME: February 14, 2004 at Toronto (Sabres 6, Maple Leafs 4)
NEXT MEETING: March 15, 2004 at Buffalo
CURRENT STREAKS: Toronto is winless in the last three games versus Buffalo (0-2-1-0)
TORONTO/BUFFALO NOTABLES Mats Sundin, Matt Stajan and Bryan McCabe lead all Toronto players with three points in two games versus Buffalo this season Matt Stajan scored the game tying goal January 3 versus Buffalo Mats Sundin and Alexander Mogilny led all Toronto players with six points each against the Sabres last season Bryan McCabe, Mats Sundin and Alexander Mogilny each scored one game winning goal versus Buffalo last season Mats Sundin leads all current Maple Leafs with 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in Toronto's last 13 games versus Buffalo Mats Sundin leads all current Toronto players with 53 career points (22 goals, 31 assists) versus Buffalo Alexander Mogilny became only the third Toronto player since 1980 to record a shorthanded goal and powerplay goal in the same period (Terry Martin, Mike Johnson) November 15, 2002 at Buffalo Alexander Mogilny played six seasons for Buffalo collecting 444 points (211 goals, 233 assists) in 381 games Alexander Mogilny's best NHL season came in 1993-94 with Buffalo when he ranked first in the NHL in goals (76), fourth in shots (360) and seventh in points (127)
QUITE THE DEBUT
Brian Leetch registered three assists in his first career game as a Maple Leaf March 4 vs. the New York Islanders. He becomes the first defencemen in franchise history to record three or more points in his Maple Leafs debut. The last Toronto player to register three points in his Maple Leafs debut was John Cullen who collected two goals and one assist November 26, 1992 versus Quebec (5-4 loss). The last Toronto player to register three assists in his Maple Leafs debut was Miroslav Frycer who accomplished the feat March 10, 1982 versus Chicago (7-6 loss).
The Toronto Maple Leafs defence corps has collected 148 points (29 goals, 119 assists) in 68 games which ranks them first in the National Hockey League.
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IN THE THIRD DEGREE
Mats Sundin ranks first in the NHL in third period points (34) and first in game winning goals (10). During the 2001-02 season, he was one of only two players in the NHL to score the game tying goal and game winning goal in the third period or later on two different occasions (January 2, 2002 vs. Nashville and February 25, 2002 vs. Minnesota).
MOST THIRD PERIOD POINTS