Joffrey Lupul is one reason why the Toronto Maple Leafs continue to play well despite an increasing number of injuries.
Lupul will face one of his former teams Sunday night when the Maple Leafs look to win their third straight and send the Anaheim Ducks to a seventh consecutive loss.
Toronto has a chance to close a four-game road trip with a winning record, even as its depth continues to be challenged. The Maple Leafs (13-8-2) defeated Dallas 4-3 in a shootout Friday for their third win in four tries following a three-game skid.
Lupul scored the only goal in the tiebreaker and Jonas Gustavsson made 26 saves for his third straight victory.
"It was a good win for us," said Lupul. "We didn't play that well in the second period, we let them back in the game, but we played really well in the third period and it was a hard-fought game right to the end. Tonight it took an effort from everyone, but we got it done."
Defenseman Carl Gunnarsson and center David Ste...