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Hockey League NHL Review: Toronto Maple Leafs lose again

The Ottawa Senators beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Wednesday, extending the losers' losing streak to six.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs' losing streak continued in Wednesday's NHL action, as the Ottawa Senators edged them 4-3.

The Maple Leafs have now lost six matches in a row and were made to rue a poor start.

Ottawa caught Toronto cold in the first period, as Mike Hoffman, Erik Karlsson and Mika Zibanejad all scored.

That set the Maple Leafs an uphill battle and with just two goals in their last five matches, a comeback seemed unlikely.

David Clarkson's strike gave them hope though, and Nazem Kadri then scored a power play goal in the third minute of the final period.

That made the Canadian Tire Centre crowd nervous, as Toronto - looking for a second win under new coach Peter Horachek - looked for an equaliser.

Instead it was Karlsson, however, who would score next - meaning that James van Riemsdyk's late effort for Toronto was merely a consolation.

The Winnipeg Jets continued a run of their own, making it five wins on the trot with a 4-0 success against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Blake Wheeler set the Jets on the path to victory with a goal after just 68 seconds.

And Evander Kane doubled their advantage in the seventh minute.

Winnipeg never looked back, with further goals to Jim Slater and Chris Thorburn sending them into the NHL's All-Star Weekend on a high.

The Calgary Flames travelled to the Honda Center without a win in a decade at the home of the Anaheim Ducks.

And that continued, as the Ducks, who led 4-0 midway through the second period, eventually posted a 6-3 success.

Elsewhere on Wednesday, the Colorado Avalanche and the Chicago Blackhawks recorded 3-2 wins over the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins respectively.

And the San Jose Sharks beat the Los Angeles 4-2 in a battle of two Pacific division rivals.

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