Leafs Report

LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:10 AM ET

SPLITTING TIME

Despite Jean-Sebastien Giguere's 30-save shutout debut on Tuesday against New Jersey, coach Ron Wilson won't go as far to say he'll start both games this weekend.

"We'll split the goalies," Wilson said of the rematch in Newark Friday and Saturday's home game against Ottawa. "Giguere has had a lot on his plate this week and Jonas (Gustavsson) has looked good in practice.

"Jonas can learn a lot about professionalism from (Giguere)."

MOMENT IN THE SUN

The Leafs have a rare chance to bask in a big win, with no game until Friday in New Jersey. Their previous three victories over Florida, Nashville and Philadelphia saw them play and lose the very next day.

"Sometimes it's nice to go back out there, win or lose," Wilson said. "But considering we have a new look to our team, maybe a couple of practices isn't going to hurt us. It will be good to familiarize ourselves with each other, (work on) the systems and all the little things we do that might be different from another team."

MOVIN' ON UP

With the changing of the guard in the Toronto dressing room, Dion Phaneuf gave the Leafs six defencemen in their top 13 scorers. At plus 4, he is also tied for the team lead with Carl Gunnarsson and winger Alexei Ponikarovsky.

"All three guys came in with lots of energy," Rickard Wallin said. "Dion and Jiggy both came in with a swagger. I haven't been able to play at that high level for a number of years and that rubbed off on a lot of people."


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