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Senators look to sweep home-and-home series vs. Maple Leafs

Oct 26, 2006 - 1:13 PM Toronto (4-3-3) at Ottawa (4-4-0) 7:30 pm EDT

OTTAWA (Ticker) - The Ottawa Senators have struggled at home this season. They will look to turn it around against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Senators will face the Maple Leafs in the second game of a home-and-home series on Thursday.

Ottawa is 3-0 on the road this season, including a 6-2 win over Toronto on Tuesday. However, it owns a lowly 1-4 mark on home ice.

The Senators scored the first five goals, including three in the opening period, in beating the Maple Leafs for the second time in three contests this season.

Mike Fisher, defenseman Andrej Meszaros and Patrick Eaves had goals in the first period and Antoine Vermette and Dany Heatley tallied in the second. Chris Neil closed out the scoring in the final session.

Toronto goaltender Andrew Raycroft stopped only 16-of-21 shots and was pulled after two periods in Tuesday's game. Jean-Sebastien Aubin came on in the third and made 10 saves.

After scoring only 10 goals in their first six games, the Senators have 14 tallies in their last two contests.

Matthew Stajan and Mats Sundin had goals for the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.

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