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Senators aim to sweep home-and-home series with Maple Leafs

Mar 10, 2007 - 4:34 PM Ottawa (39-23-6) at Toronto (32-27-9) 7:00 pm EST

TORONTO (Ticker) -- In their last game, the Ottawa Senators finally found a way to hold on to a big lead.

After snapping a three-game losing streak on Thursday, the Senators look to sweep a home-and-home series with the Toronto Maple Leafs when the teams face off on Saturday.

Ottawa (39-23-6), which entered with a recent string of late-game collapses, ended the trend to increase its lead over Pittsburgh (36-21-10) for fourth place in the Eastern Conference to two points.

The Senators were coming off a 5-4 shootout loss to the Penguins in which they squandered a 4-1 lead in the third period. Ottawa also had suffered late meltdowns in losses to Chicago and Atlanta during its recent slide.

However, the Senators finally turned it around on Thursday thanks to Mike Fisher, who staked Ottawa to an early lead with a pair of tallies in the first period of a 5-1 victory.

Dean McAmmond and defenseman Tom Preissing scored in the second period to give Ottawa a 4-1 lead.

Alex Steen scored and Andrew Raycroft stopped 35 shots for the Maple Leafs (32-27-9), who are 10th place in the Eastern Conference, two points behind eighth-place Carolina (34-28-7) for the final playoff berth.








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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 1 2 0 0 3
    TORONTO 0 1 2 1 4 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - DANIEL ALFREDSSON 24 (WADE REDDEN, JASON SPEZZA) 14:06
    2ND PRD: OTT - (PP) MIKE FISHER 18 (DANIEL ALFREDSSON, WADE REDDEN)
    8:01
    TOR - (PP) DARCY TUCKER 21 (MATS SUNDI

    Mar 10 10:49 PM


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    OTTAWA 3
    TORONTO 4
    OT: TOR - DARCY TUCKER 22 (PAVEL KUBINA, MATT STAJAN) 3:11

    Mar 10 10:48 PM


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    OTTAWA 3
    TORONTO 4
    OT: TOR - DARCY TUCKER 22 (PAVEL KUBINA, MATT STAJAN) 3:11

    Senators vs. Maple LeafsMar 10 10:48 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 1 2 0 3
    TORONTO 0 1 2 3 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - DANIEL ALFREDSSON 24 (WADE REDDEN, JASON SPEZZA) 14:06
    2ND PRD: OTT - (PP) MIKE FISHER 18 (DANIEL ALFREDSSON, WADE REDDEN)
    8:01
    TOR - (PP) DARCY TUCKER 21 (MATS SUNDIN, BRYAN MCCABE) 16:32
    OTT -

    Mar 10 10:41 PM


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    OTTAWA 3
    TORONTO 3
    3RD PRD: TOR - NIK ANTROPOV 13 (MATS SUNDIN, ALEXEI PONIKAROVSKY)
    15:58

    Senators vs. Maple LeafsMar 10 10:35 PM
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    OTTAWA 3
    TORONTO 2
    3RD PRD: TOR - BOYD DEVEREAUX 4 (MATT STAJAN, CARLO COLAIACOVO) 9:09

    Senators vs. Maple LeafsMar 10 10:21 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 1 2 3
    TORONTO 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - DANIEL ALFREDSSON 24 (WADE REDDEN, JASON SPEZZA) 14:06
    2ND PRD: OTT - (PP) MIKE FISHER 18 (DANIEL ALFREDSSON, WADE REDDEN)
    8:01
    TOR - (PP) DARCY TUCKER 21 (MATS SUNDIN, BRYAN MCCABE) 16:32
    OTT - (S

    Mar 10 8:47 PM


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    OTTAWA 3
    TORONTO 1
    2ND PRD: OTT - (SH) DANY HEATLEY 42 (JASON SPEZZA) 19:05

    Senators vs. Maple LeafsMar 10 8:46 PM


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    OTTAWA 2
    TORONTO 1
    2ND PRD: TOR - (PP) DARCY TUCKER 21 (MATS SUNDIN, BRYAN MCCABE) 16:32
    (TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE)

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    OTTAWA 2
    TORONTO 0
    2ND PRD: OTT - (PP) MIKE FISHER 18 (DANIEL ALFREDSSON, WADE REDDEN)
    8:01

    Senators vs. Maple LeafsMar 10 8:24 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 1 1
    TORONTO 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - DANIEL ALFREDSSON 24 (WADE REDDEN, JASON SPEZZA) 14:06
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTT 11 11
    TOR 14 14
    GOALIES: OTT - RAY EMERY
    TO

    Mar 10 7:49 PM


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    OTTAWA 1
    TORONTO 0
    1ST PRD: OTT - DANIEL ALFREDSSON 24 (WADE REDDEN, JASON SPEZZA) 14:06

    Senators vs. Maple LeafsMar 10 7:39 PM