Series (Game 1 of 4)

New York leads 3-1

Game 1: Tuesday, November 15th
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Game 2: Friday, February 10th
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Game 3: Saturday, February 11th
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Game 4: Saturday, March 18th
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Rangers 1

(11-6-3, 25 pts)

Maple Leafs 2

(10-7-2, 22 pts)

7:30 PM ET, November 15, 2005

Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1 2 3 T
NYR 0 1 01
TOR 1 0 12

B. McCabe (Maple Leafs - D): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

J. Jagr (Rangers - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

E. Belfour (Maple Leafs - G): Saves: 27, Save Pct.: .964

NY Rangers (11-5-3) at Toronto (9-7-2) 7:30 pm EST

NY Rangers (11-5-3) at Toronto (9-7-2), 7:30 pm EST

TORONTO (Ticker) -- The surprising New York Rangers hope to extend their winning streak to a season-high four games when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday.

Tabbed as one of the NHL's worst teams prior to the season, the Rangers have started the campaign on a blistering pace to climb atop the Atlantic Division.

Since dropping a 3-2 decision to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden on November 7, New York has won three straight contests - all on the road.

Jaromir Jagr recorded his 13th career hat trick and Steve Rucchin added a pair of goals in the third period Saturday as the Rangers skated to an easy 6-1 triumph over the Penguins.

New York has tallied 14 times during its three-game winning streak, improving to 6-3-1 away from Madison Square Garden this season.

The Rangers hope to carry some momentum into Tuesday's contest, when they will play against former teammate Eric Lindros for the first time this season.

The 1995 Hart Trophy winner, Lindros scored 66 goals and 158 points in three injury-marred campaigns with the Rangers from 2001-2004. The six-time All-Star signed a one-year, $1.55 million deal with the Maple Leafs in the offseason.

Toronto is fresh off a thrilling 5-4 overtime triumph at Montreal on Saturday.

Jeff O'Neill netted the game-winner with less than a minute remaining in the extra session for the Maple Leafs, who are 6-3-1 at home this year.