Leafs look to extend win streak over Oilers

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Toronto Maple Leafs attempt to wrap a three-game road trip with a seventh straight win over Edmonton as they visit the Oilers and Rexall Place.

Toronto has lost five of its past six games, following up a shootout win over the visiting Buffalo Sabres with road losses in Calgary and Vancouver. The Leafs wrap a three-game tour of Western Canada tonight.

The Maple Leafs haven't lost to the Oilers since Dec. 2, 2010 and also have taken three in a row and five of their past six in Edmonton. They took the first meeting between these teams 5-1 in Toronto, getting a goal from five different skaters and 32 saves by James Reimer.

Viktor Fasth allowed five goals on 28 shots for the Oilers.

Toronto was bested 4-1 by the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, with its power play going 0-for-7. Phil Kessel scored his team's only goal and Jonathan Bernier yielded three goals on 34 shots.

"You need your power play to get us going and get us in a situation where we're going to get back into that game," Toronto interim head coach Peter Horachek said. "The power play instead of scoring gives up one, whether it's a second after or not it's still a short-handed goal to me."

Toronto fell to 8-23-5 on the road and is likely to go back to Bernier in net tonight. He has won all three of his career starts versus the Oilers with a 2.32 goals against average and .921 save percentage.

Not only does Edmonton have a lengthy losing streak to Toronto, it also has lost its past seven games overall. The Oilers did pick up a point last time out, falling 5-4 to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a shootout on Friday.

Edmonton got goals from Jordan Eberle, Derek Roy, Andrew Ference and Nail Yakupov, who scored a go-ahead goal 3:26 into the third period. However, Columbus forced extra time on a goal from Scott Hartnell with 3:37 left to play.

"I thought we played well," Eberle said. "It's frustrating we gave them that goal to tie it up, but we gave it a good effort."

Ben Scrivens took the loss despite 27 stops and forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ended up with two assists.

Edmonton begins a six-game homestand tonight and Scrivens could face Toronto for the first time. He began his NHL career as a member of the Maple Leafs, seeing some action over two seasons before getting dealt to the Los Angeles Kings in a deal that sent Bernier to Toronto.