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Senators hope to end slide vs. Maple Leafs

Oct 25, 2008 - 10:46 AM Ottawa (2-4-1) at Toronto (2-2-3) 7:00 p.m. EDT

TORONTO (Ticker) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs enter Saturday's contest against the division-rival Ottawa Senators two days after snapping a five-game losing streak in Boston.

While they did manage to salvage three points via shootout losses, the Maple Leafs had been sputtering offensively prior to Thursday's four-goal outburst.

Toronto had managed just three goals in three previous games and trailed, 2-0, after the first period against Boston. But four different players scored goals and Vesa Toskala turned aside all 20 shots he faced over the final two sessions to seal the Maple Leafs' first victory since the season opener.

Defensemen Mike Van Ryn and Anton Stralman scored their first goals of the season, with Stralman's proving to be the game-winner midway through the final session.

Ottawa will look to snap its own three-game losing streak as it hopes to jump on Toronto early. The Senators have fallen behind by at least two goals in each of the three losses.

In Friday's setback to Anaheim, backup goaltender Alex Auld spotted the Ducks a 4-0 lead before the Senators staged a late rally, scoring three goals in a 4:01 span of the third period before coming up short.

Blue-liner Filip Kuba recorded two assists for Ottawa, giving him at least one point in all seven games this season.








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    Ottawa
    0 1 1 --2
    Toronto 1 1 1 --3
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Toronto, Dominic Moore 2 (power play) (Mike
    Van Ryn, Jason Blake), 14:14. Penalties: C Neil, Ott (fighting
    match), 0:59; L Schenn, Tor (fighting match), 0:59; A Volchenkov, Ott
    (clipping), 6:31; D Alfredsson, Ott (holding), 11:40; J

    Oct 25 10:01 PM


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    OTTAWA 2
    TORONTO 3
    3RD PRD: OTT - (SH) DEAN MCAMMOND 1 (UNASSISTED) 19:11

    Oct 25 9:54 PM
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    Senators 2, Maple Leafs 3  FinalOct 25 9:49 PM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 0 1 1 2
    TORONTO 1 1 1 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TOR - (PP) MIKE VAN RYN 2 (JASON BLAKE) 14:14
    2ND PRD: TOR - MIKHAIL GRABOVSKI 1 (ANTON STRALMAN) 2:15
    OTT - SHEAN DONOVAN 2 (ALEXANDRE PICARD, FILIP KUBA) 4:06
    3RD PRD: TOR - ALEXEI PONIKAROVSKY 2 (NIK ANTROPOV, MATT

    Oct 25 9:38 PM


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    OTTAWA 2
    TORONTO 3
    3RD PRD: OTT - (SH) DEAN MCAMMOND 1 (UNASSISTED) 19:11

    Senators 2, Maple Leafs 3  3rd - 0:49Oct 25 9:35 PM
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    Senators 2, Maple Leafs 3  3rd - 0:49Oct 25 9:35 PM


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    OTTAWA 1
    TORONTO 3
    3RD PRD: TOR - ALEXEI PONIKAROVSKY 2 (NIK ANTROPOV, MATT STAJAN) 13:37

    Senators 1, Maple Leafs 3  3rd - 6:23Oct 25 9:25 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 0 1 1
    TORONTO 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TOR - (PP) MIKE VAN RYN 2 (JASON BLAKE) 14:14
    2ND PRD: TOR - MIKHAIL GRABOVSKI 1 (ANTON STRALMAN) 2:15
    OTT - SHEAN DONOVAN 2 (ALEXANDRE PICARD, FILIP KUBA) 4:06
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL


    Oct 25 8:42 PM


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    OTTAWA 1
    TORONTO 2
    2ND PRD: OTT - SHEAN DONOVAN 2 (ALEXANDRE PICARD, FILIP KUBA) 4:06

    Senators 1, Maple Leafs 2  2nd - 15:54Oct 25 8:14 PM


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    OTTAWA 0
    TORONTO 2
    2ND PRD: TOR - MIKHAIL GRABOVSKI 1 (ANTON STRALMAN) 2:15

    Senators 0, Maple Leafs 2  2nd - 17:45Oct 25 8:11 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 0 0
    TORONTO 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TOR - (PP) MIKE VAN RYN 2 (JASON BLAKE) 14:14
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTT 9 9
    TOR 20 20
    GOALIES: OTT - ALEX AULD
    TOR - VESA TOSKAL

    Oct 25 8:09 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 0 0
    TORONTO 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TOR - (PP) MIKE VAN RYN 2 (JASON BLAKE) 14:14
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTT 9 9
    TOR 19 19
    GOALIES: OTT - ALEX AULD
    TOR - VESA TOSKAL

    Oct 25 7:50 PM


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    OTTAWA 0
    TORONTO 1
    1ST PRD: TOR - (PP) MIKE VAN RYN 2 (JASON BLAKE) 14:14

    Senators 0, Maple Leafs 1  1st - 5:46Oct 25 7:42 PM