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Maple Leafs hope to build on momentum out West

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Toronto (8-9-6) at Los Angeles (10-9-3), 10:30 p.m. EST

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Coming off a rare victory, the Toronto

Maple Leafs hope to build on their momentum when they open a

three-game road trip at the Los Angeles Kings on Monday.

Toronto has not won back-to-back games since October 29-November

1, but is coming off a 4-2 victory against Philadelphia on


The win - which came in new general manager Brian Burke's first

game - snapped the Maple Leafs' five-game losing streak (0-3-2)

and was just their third win in the team's last 12 contests.

Nik Antropov and Dominic Moore each had a goal and an assist in

Saturday's win for Toronto, which visits San Jose and Phoenix

later in the week.

Los Angeles has won two straight contests, including Saturday's

5-2 victory against Chicago.

Patrick O'Sullivan recorded a goal and an assist for the second

straight contest and Derek Armstrong had his first tally of the

season for the Kings, who scored the last four goals of the


Toronto has not defeated Los Angeles since an 4-3 overtime

victory on November 12, 2002.