MINDING THE GAP
The Maple Leafs have won six of their past 10 games but have not made a big jump in the standings, as they remain in 14th place in the Eastern Conference with 27 points.
This does not keep coach Ron Wilson awake at night. The gap between the Leafs and a playoff spot before last night was just five points.
"You don't get buried during the first month like everybody assumes," Wilson said. "My last year in Anaheim, we were 10-17-3, right near the bottom, and we still found a way to get home ice (in the playoffs)."
Fans who have tickets for the Toronto Marlies game tomorrow will have admission to the Leafs practice at 1:30 p.m. at Ricoh Coliseum. The Marlies play Grand Rapids at 5 p.m.