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article imageToronto Maple Leafs seek fourth straight win as they host Boston

By Nate Smith     Nov 12, 2014 in Sports
The Toronto Maple Leafs are out to collect their sixth point in three games Wednesday when they host rival Bruins from Boston in a national televised matchup.
The homestanding Leafs seek their third straight win, and sixth victory overall in their last nine games.
To do it though, the Leafs will have to exercise some demons against a club that's long had their number in the Boston Bruins.
Toronto should be rested enough, having had a couple days off since consecutive victories Saturday and Sunday over eastern conference foes New York and Ottawa, respectively.
The Bruins are hot, too, having just won four consecutive games at home, and five in a row overall.
Boston netminder Tuukka Rask is currently enjoying a personal hot streak of his own. Rask allowed a combined seven goals during Boston's four-game home winning streak, and is 6-1-1 all-time at the Air Canada Centre, where he's surrendered only about a goal-and-a-half per game over his career.
Rask stopped 32 shots in a 4-1 Bruins win over the Leafs Oct. 25 in Toronto. He's won his last four starts in Toronto and is 10-2 lifetime against the Leafs.
Toronto is putting the puck in the net more on offense, since a slow beginning to the year. The Leafs have netted at least four goals in a game four times since that earlier loss to Boston.
Puck drops at 8 p.m. eastern from Toronto's Air Canada Centre.
As the Leafs look to demonstrate they belong in the top eight in the east, and tonight's four-point swing game with Boston is an excellent opportunity, as the Bruins enter the game with 20 points on the year, to Toronto's 18.
In addition to local broadcasts, the game will be aired live on the NBC Sports Network as part of that channel's rivalry Wednesday series.
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