NHL Sunday: Maple Leafs float into Windy City

Toronto is coming off one of their worst losses of the season, while the Blackhawks are 8-1-1 in their last ten games. Elsewhere, the Rangers look to extend their own streak against the Hurricanes.

The six-game NHL Sunday schedule is highlighted by a showdown of potential playoff teams in Chicago with the Toronto Maple Leafs visiting the Chicago Blackhawks.

The two teams drop the puck at 7 p.m. ET in a game that will be televised nationally by the NHL Network.

The Central Division-leading Blackhawks (22-9-2) lost 3-2 in a shootout on the road to the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday night, just the second setback for Chicago in the last four weeks. The Blackhawks are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games, and have won seven straight games at the United Center, with the last home loss coming Nov. 7.

Patrick Kane had an assist Saturday night, and leads Chicago in both goals (16) and assists (18) on the season, and takes a five-game point streak into Sunday afternoon.

The Leafs (19-11-3) had a six-game win streak of their own, but have dropped their last two contests, including getting lit up 7-4 by the Philadelphia Flyers at home Saturday night. Toronto, sitting in fourth place in the Atlantic Division, is 5-3-3 on the road this season.

In other action, the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in a shootout Saturday in Raleigh, giving New York five straight wins. The two teams meet again Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.

Here is the full Sunday schedule:

Matchup

Time

Visitor TV

Home TV

National TV

Avalanche at Red Wings 6 p.m. Atl FS Detroit

Stars at Oilers 6 p.m. FS Southwest

Sabres at Bruins 7 p.m. MSG-B NESN

Hurricanes at Rangers 7 p.m. FS Carolina MSG+

Maple Leafs at Blackhawks 7 p.m. WGN NHL Network
Flyers at Jets 9 p.m. TCN Philly

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