Final OT

Series (Game 4 of 4)

Toronto leads 4-0

Game 1: Sunday, November 30th
Maple Leafs4Final
Game 2: Tuesday, December 2nd
Maple Leafs5
Game 3: Saturday, December 13th
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Game 4: Friday, December 26th
Maple Leafs6Final

Maple Leafs 6

(21-6-3, 51 pts)

Rangers 5

(13-13-3, 34 pts)

7:00 PM ET, December 26, 2003

Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

1 2 3 OT T
TOR 1 4 0 16
NYR 1 3 1 05

M. Sundin (Maple Leafs - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

A. Ponikarovsky (Maple Leafs - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

G. de Vries (Rangers - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Toronto (20-6-6-3) at NY Rangers (13-13-5-2) 7:00 pm EST

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- The red-hot Toronto Maple Leafs try to gain a point for the 16th straight game as they conclude the season series with the New York Rangers on Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

Toronto is 13-0-1-1 since a 3-2 loss at Edmonton on November 20. The streak is the longest in team history and one shy of the longest run since the current overtime format was introduced prior to the 1999-2000 campaign.

The New Jersey Devils (December 26, 1999-January 28, 2000) and Colorado Avalanche (December 27, 2000-January 30, 2001) both gained points in 16 straight games.

Since a 3-2 overtime loss at the Air Canada Centre to St. Louis on December 9, the Maple Leafs are 5-0-1. On Tuesday, Gary Roberts scored a pair of power-play goals to lead the Maple Leafs to a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers.

Toronto is starting a four-game road trip and is seeking to extend its road unbeaten streak eight games (6-0-1), which would be the longest since the 1950-51 season and one shy of the team record set in 1947-48.

New York is 4-6-0 in its last 10 games following a season-high four-game unbeaten streak from November 23-28.

The Rangers enter off a 4-2 home win over the Boston Bruins on Monday. Petr Nedved, who has four goals in his last five games, scored twice. Bobby Holik also scored twice and helped contain Boston captain Joe Thornton.

Toronto has won all three meetings with the Rangers and a win on Friday will give them a sweep of the season series for the first time since 1975-76.