Toronto was dominated by the Bruins in a 2-1 overtime loss,
getting outshot, 36-25, but still had chances to win the game.
However, the Leafs could not beat Boston netminder Tim Thomas,
who finished with 23 saves.
Maple Leafs backup goaltender Jean-Sebastien Aubin was sharp in
making 34 saves while defenseman Bryan McCabe scored Toronto's
only goal. Aubin will probably get his third straight start on
Saturday in place of the injured Andrew Raycroft.
New Jersey has been playing good hockey lately in winning five
of its last six games. The Devils are 8-1-1 at home but only
3-5-0 on the road this season.
Zach Parise scored the other goal for New Jersey while
goaltender Martin Brodeur only had to make 15 saves. Parise
also had two assists for the Devils, who held Ottawa to only 17
Brian Gionta had the hat trick in New Jersey's 7-6 triumph over
Toronto on October 12. Gionta has come up big recently against
the Maple Leafs, with four goals and three assists in his last
four games against them.