Series (Game 1 of 4)

Toronto leads 3-1

Game 1: Monday, December 19th
Maple Leafs9
Game 2: Friday, March 10th
Maple Leafs1Final
Game 3: Wednesday, April 5th
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Game 4: Thursday, April 13th
Maple Leafs4Final

Islanders 6

(16-14-2, 34 pts)

Maple Leafs 9

(17-13-3, 37 pts)

7:30 PM ET, December 19, 2005

Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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NYI 4 0 26
TOR 4 4 19

Top Skaters

NY Islanders: R. Collins - 1 G, 1 A, 2 SOG, +1

Toronto: M. Stajan - 2 G, 1 A, 3 SOG, +3

N.Y. Islanders (16-13-2) at Toronto (16-13-3) 7:30 pm EST

N.Y. Islanders (16-13-2) at Toronto (16-13-3) 7:30 pm EST

TORONTO (Ticker) - With just one victory in their last five games, the frustration level is increasing for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Ed Belfour again tries to become the second-winningest goaltender in league history Monday when the Maple Leafs host the New York Islanders.

The 40-year-old Belfour has failed in his first five attempts to collect his 448th victory, which would move him past Hall of Famer Terry Sawchuck. Former Montreal and Colorado netminder Patrick Roy is the all-time leader with 551 wins.

Winless since November 28, Belfour made 35 saves but yielded six power-play goals in Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators. Mariusz Czerkawski scored his first tally of the season and defenseman Bryan McCabe added his 11th for Toronto.

The Maple Leafs played without former Hart Trophy winner Eric Lindros, who missed his second straight game with a wrist injury. Center Alex Steen injured his thumb in practice on Sunday and is listed as day-to-day.

The Islanders have won four of six in December and set a season high for goals at home with Saturday's 5-4 triumph over the Avalanche.

Jeff Hamilton scored his first NHL goal after he was called up from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League following a hat trick on Friday. Chris Campoli had the eventual game-winner early in the third period.

The teams split their four meetings in 2003-2004.