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Maple Leafs aim to halt skid vs. Islanders

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NY Islanders (10-14-2) at Toronto (9-12-6) 7:30 p.m. EST

TORONTO (Ticker) -- A pair of last-place teams will look to halt

losing streaks Monday when the Toronto Maple Leafs host the New

York Islanders.

After Toronto gave up 11 goals in consecutive losses last week,

the league's worst defensive team held the high-scoring

Washington Capitals to just a pair of goals in a 2-1 defeat.

Vesa Toskala, who has lost three straight games, made 28 saves

in a losing effort.

Nik Antropov tied the game at 1-1 in the third period, but Milan

Jurcina put Washington back in front 60 seconds later and handed

Toronto its third straight loss.

The Maple Leafs have allowed an NHL-high 96 goals on the season

and are tied with Ottawa for last place in the Northeast

Division with 24 points.

New York has not fared much better defensively of late, allowing

24 goals in its last five contests, posting a 1-4-0 record in

that span.

Bill Guerin scored his 10th goal of the season to give the

Islanders a 1-0 lead against the Thrashers on Saturday, but

goaltender Joey MacDonald allowed five goals as New York lost,


Monday's matchup opens a stretch of 12 of 16 away games for the

Islanders, who are better on the road (5-6-1) than at home




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