Toronto finally playing up to potential

Mats Sundin and other Maple Leafs veterans such as Owen Nolan and Gary Roberts are finally making a difference.

Updated: November 25, 2003, 1:54 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
For the past two games at least, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Pat Quinn appears to have found his team.

During Toronto's six-game Western road swing reports swirled that Quinn had "lost the team" and players were hoping he'd be fired. It didn't help that the Leafs were 0-2-2-1 before ending the skid with a 5-3 victory at Vancouver.

On the second half of the home-and-home series with the Canucks, the Leafs (9-6-5-2) won 2-1 to solidify their hold on sixth in the Eastern Conference with 25 points, four points behind league-leading Philadelphia.