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Wednesday, October 30th (All times Eastern)

Toronto Maple Leafs (9-4-0) at Calgary Flames (5-4-2), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The first-place Toronto Maple Leafs will aim for a third straight win when they visit the Calgary Flames in Wednesday's clash at the Saddledome.

After notching a 4-1 victory over visiting Pittsburgh on Saturday, Toronto began its three-game tour of Western Canada with a 4-0 triumph Tuesday night at Edmonton. James Reimer stopped 43 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Leafs recorded their third victory in four trips to the ice.

Phil Kessel posted two goals and two assists, Nazem Kadri had a goal and two assists, while James van Riemsdyk also scored for the Maple Leafs, who are leading the Atlantic Division with 18 points, two more than both Tampa Bay and Montreal.

"I can't say enough about (Kessel)," van Riemsdyk said. "He sees the ice really well and has a lot of offensive instincts."

Kessel is leading Toronto with nine goals and 18 points this season. The prolific right winger has two goals and three assists over eight career games against Calgary.

Jonathan Bernier figures to get the start in net for the Maple Leafs on Wednesday. He is 1-1-0 with a 1.51 goals against average in two career outings versus the Flames.

Toronto, which is 4-2-0 as the road club this season, will end its current trek when it visits the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

The Flames ended a two-game slide and won for just the second time in six outings (2-4-0) when they notched a 5-2 victory over the visiting Washington Capitals on Saturday. Mike Cammalleri scored two goals and had an assist to help the Flames record the easy win over Washington.

Calgary scored twice in the first 7:24 of the game to take a 2-0 lead and held a 3-1 advantage at the end of 20 minutes. The Capitals cut the deficit to 3-2 in the second, but Cammalleri scored midway through the third period and Curtis Glencross added another tally to account for the final margin.

Kris Russell and Jiri Hudler also scored for the Flames and Karri Ramo made 27 saves in the victory.

"Kris Russell played very, very well. I thought that he jumped in the play and made some great decisions with the puck defensively," said Flames head coach Bob Hartley. "For a small-sized defenseman it is pretty unbelievable how he's always in the play. He always finds a way to get it done. A very intelligent player."

Hartley will have to rely on Russell and other blueliners to make up for the loss of defenseman and team captain Mark Giordano, who will miss his fourth straight game with a broken ankle.

On Tuesday, the Flames announced Giordano will be sidelined for 6-to-8 weeks with the injury. Giordano, who succeeded former franchise centerpiece Jarome Iginla as captain, has totaled two goals and seven assists in eight games this season.

Forward Lee Stempniak also is considered week-to-week for Calgary with a broken foot. Stempniak has posted four goals and five assists in 10 games this season.

Calgary is playing the middle test of a three-game homestand on Wednesday and has yet to lose in regulation on home ice this season, posting a 3-0-1 mark at the Saddledome.

The Flames also have dominated Toronto on home ice in recent seasons, taking the last seven encounters in Calgary between the teams. The Maple Leafs last won at the Saddledome on Dec. 27, 2002.

Toronto has dropped five of the last six meetings overall in this series.

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Standings

2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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Scoreboard
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Final
WAS 3
STL 4
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CLE 0
TOR 5
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DET 5
ANA 2
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BOS 4
BAL 2
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KAN 5
MIN 4
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CHC 8
CIN 4
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OAK 1
HOU 3
 
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TOR 87
BRK 94
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LAC 105
GSW 108
 
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STL 4
CHI 3
 
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