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Three games in eight days against the Toronto Maple Leafs figured to give the New Jersey Devils a good chance to emerge from a mediocre stretch. After winning the first one, New Jersey faced a much different Maple Leafs team.
Based on that first impression, it's also a much better one.
Dion Phaneuf and Jean-Sebastien Giguere keyed a win over the Devils in their Toronto debuts, and they'll look to help the Maple Leafs sweep a home-and-home series that concludes Friday night at the Prudential Center.
Toronto (18-28-11) had lost six straight and 11 of 13 when general manager Brian Burke made two moves designed to shake up his last-place club Sunday.
Phaneuf, acquired from Calgary in a seven-player deal, and Giguere, who came over from Anaheim for Vesa Toskala and Jason Blake, were seen as building blocks as recently as two years ago but had fallen out of favor with their clubs.