The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to complete a season sweep of the Edmonton Oilers tonight.
Toronto is coming off a defeat to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday and are looking for their second win in the month of March.
The last time these two teams met, five Maple Leafs players scored and James Reimer made 31 saves in a 5-1 win at Air Canada Centre on Feb. 7.
Toronto is trying to avoid being swept on its three-game road trip through Western Canada. The Maple Leafs lost 4-1 to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, with Phil Kessel’s penalty-shot goal in the third period enabling them to avoid a shutout.
Toronto’s power play continues to struggle: One night after allowing two shorthanded goals on the same penalty in a 6-3 loss to the Calgary Flames, the Maple Leafs were scoreless on seven power-play chances.
Edmonton begins a six-game homestand with the possibility that star left wing Taylor Hall (leg) could be back soon. Hall skated on his own prior to practice Sunday, and according to Sportsnet Hall will take part in the morning skate Monday.
The Oilers have lost seven in a row, including a 5-4 shootout loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, but the power play has come alive. The Oilers scored three times in five chances against Columbus and are 23-for-92 (25.0 percent) since Nelson replaced Dallas Eakins behind the bench.
Goaltender James Reimer is expected to get the start in net for the Maple Leafs.