Series (Game 1 of 1)

Arizona leads 1-0

Game 1: Saturday, January 14th
Maple Leafs3

Coyotes 4

(22-21-2, 46 pts)

Maple Leafs 3

(24-17-3, 51 pts)

7:00 PM ET, January 14, 2006

Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1 2 3 T
ARI 0 2 24
TOR 3 0 03

L. Nagy (Coyotes - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

G. Sanderson (Coyotes - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

C. Colaiacovo (Maple Leafs - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Phoenix (21-21-2) at Toronto (24-16-3) 7:00 pm EST

Phoenix (21-21-2) at Toronto (24-16-3) 7:00 pm EST

TORONTO (Ticker) -- With four days off after their last game, the Toronto Maple Leafs should be well rested for Saturday's contest against the Phoenix Coyotes in the clubs only meeting of the season.

After a six-game winning streak, Toronto has dropped two of its last three games and is six points behind Buffalo for second place in the Northeast Division.

Chad Kilger scored for the fourth consecutive game and Alexander Steen added a power-play tally in the third period for the Maple Leafs, who suffered a 4-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday, despite a 38-19 edge in shots on goal.

Leading-scorer Bryan McCabe, who has 15 goals and 34 assists, is listed as questionable with a strained groin suffered last Saturday against Edmonton.

Phoenix coach Wayne Gretzky, a native of nearby Brantford, Ontario, will coach his second game since the funeral of his grandmother on Wednesday. His mother, Phyllis, died last month.

Oleg Saprykin scored early in the third period and Geoff Sanderson added the clincher in the shootout as the Coyotes snapped a four-game losing streak in Gretzky's return with a 2-1 triumph over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday.

Brian Boucher stopped 30-of-31 shots in a solid outing after Phoenix allowed 21 goals during the losing streak. However, former Maple Leaf Curtis Joseph is expected to start against his former team.

Toronto is unbeaten in its last six encounters against Phoenix dating to March 24, 1998.