Tomorrow at 7 PM eastern time, the maple leafs will battle the hurricanes. Now leaf fans, expect Toskala to start because his performance against the Montreal canadiens was something that will bench Raycroft for a while. One interesting note about Toskala's performance...did you see his lateral movement? It was lightning fast.
Keys to victory
Carolina is more of a controlling type of team. Brind'amour will win a great number of face offs, and Eric Staal, a once 100 point man can hurt ya on any careless mistakes. That being said, Paul Maurice should send Sundin (2nd best faceoff man) to match Brind'amour. Take no careless powerplays, Carolina will hurt you.
In the game against Montreal, The Antropov, Sundin, Blake line did not seem to work very well, but replacing Blake with Ponikerovsky proved to be sucessfull, and I don't see why they wouldn't be put on the same line again.
Assuming that our defense is able to slow down Staal, Brind'amour and Cole, The maple leafs should be able to squeek out a victory.
Leafs win 4-2
Goals by Antropov, Blake, Steen, Sundin for the leafs
Whitney, Staal for Hurricanes