Nashville (22-25-4) at Toronto (35-21-1)

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  • Game info: 7:30 pm EST Sun Feb 23, 2003
  • TV: TSN
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TORONTO (TICKER) —The Toronto Maple Leafs look to win six straight games for the first time in over four years when they host the Nashville Predators on Sunday night.

Toronto has outscored its opponents, 20-10, in its last five games and has not won six in a row since December 15-29, 1999.

On Saturday, Nik Antropov scored with 2:22 left to highlight a three-goal, third-period rally as the Maple Leafs tied a franchise record with their seventh straight road victory, a 5-3 triumph over the rival Montreal Canadiens.

Antropov’s 15 goals are three more than his previous career high from the 1999-00 season. Enforcer Tie Domi scored his 13th goal 3:05 before Antropov tallied. Domi, who entered the NHL in the 1989-90 season, has tied his career high in 61 games. He had 13 goals in 82 games in 2000-01.

The Leafs have won 10 of their last 11 games and are tied with Philadelphia for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Toronto has won its last two at the Air Canada Centre and is 19-10-2 here on the season.

Nashville had a franchise record-tying four-game winning streak snapped with Saturday’s 4-0 loss at Ottawa.

Tomas Vokoun had stopped 146-of-149 shots before allowing four goals on 28 shots against the Senators.

The Predators are 2-5-2-1 in the second contest, when playing on back-to-back nights. The Leafs, who are playing on Sunday for the first time this season, have fared better, going 10-4-0-1.

The teams are meeting for the first and only time this season. In the last meeting, Greg Johnson scored 47 seconds into overtime to give the Predators a 3-2 home win on January 17, 2002. Nashville is 3-1-1 all time vs. Toronto.

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