Will Toronto Maple Leafs End Offensive Slump vs. New York Rangers?

October 30th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Having lost four out of their past five games, the Toronto Maple Leafs will look to get back on track when they host the New York Rangers at the Air Canada Centre this evening.

Tonight’s tilt will mark the third time that these two teams have met this season, with both teams taking a game thus far.

While the Maple Leafs continue to get strong efforts from their goaltenders, the forward group is quite another story.

Phil Kessel and Clarke MacArthur currently lead the team in goals scored with seven and six on the season respectively, but outside of those two, the entire team seems to be struggling to light the lamp.

Outside of MacArthur and Kessel, only two Maple Leafs have scored more than one goal on the season—Tim Brent (2) and Colton Orr (2).

As great as it is to have two of your fourth-line players contributing in the goal-scoring department, the head coach Ron Wilson and general manager Brian Burke have to be alarmed at the team's inability to score.

Fact is, the players who are supposed to be scoring are not getting the job done, especially on the top two lines.

Second-line centre Mikhail Grabovski is yet to score, ...

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