TORONTO (TICKER) —The Toronto Maple Leafs try to extend their season-high winning streak to six games on Tuesday when they host the Edmonton Oilers, who open a five-game road trip at Air Canada Centre.
The Maple Leafs have won five straight games following a three-game losing streak. They are trying to win six in a row for the first time since the 1999-2000 season.
Toronto followed an unbeaten four-game road trip with a 3-1 home victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.
Toronto has lost just twice in its last 16 home games (13-2-1-0) and is 17-9-2-0 at Air Canada Centre this season.
Edmonton has lost consecutive games following a three-game unbeaten streak and was held scoreless in Saturday’s 2-0 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Oilers failed to score despite seven power-play opportunities and are just 1-for-28 with the man advantage in the last six games.
Edmonton’s Mike Comrie returned from a broken right thumb after missing 13 straight games played just 14 minutes.
The Oilers have just two wins in their last 10 road games (2-3-2-3) and 11-9-3-3 away from Skyreach Centre this season.
Edmonton posted a 3-2 home victory over Toronto on December 28 after Todd Marchant scored with just 25 seconds left in overtime.