Leafs/Senators Pre-Game

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    While the attention isn’t on the Leafs tonight, they will be looking to break the Senators longest winning streak in club history. Giguere is expected to get the nod tonight, and hopefully the Leafs can start off strong with great offensive pressure as they have in their previous two outings, but this time close it off with solid defensive coverage in the third period.

    The Leafs woke up today and found themselves in dead last in the Eastern Conference. After making significant trades to acquire Dion Phaneuf and J.S. Giguere, this is certainly not the direction the team was hoping to head. The Leafs have lost 7 of their last 8 games and look to get back on the winning side of events beginning tonight.

    The Senators have lost 6 of their last 8 visits to the ACC, and Toronto hopes that trend will continue and move themselves 2 points ahead of the Hurricanes. This is officially the start to the climb out of the bottom five for the Leafs. Hopefully they can pull together and achieve a successful 60 minute performance.

    Who’s Hot? Ottawa:

    Erik Karlsson (D) 4 pts in last 4 GP
    Daniel Alfredsson (RW) 5 pts in last 2 GP
    Jason Spezza (C) 4 pts in last 2 GP
    Ryan Shannon (W/C) 2 pts in last 2 GP
    Milan Michalek (LW) 2 pts in last 2 GP
    Mike Fisher (C) 11 pts in last 11 GP
    Alex Kovalev (RW/LW) 11 pts in last 11 GP
    Brian Elliott (G) 6-0-0, 1.16, .962 in last 6 GPI

    Who’s Hot? Toronto:

    Francois Beauchemin (D) 3 pts in last 4 GP
    Phil Kessel (RW) 5 pts in last 3 GP
    Alexei Ponikarovsky (LW) 7 pts in last 5 GP
    Tyler Bozak (C) 2 pts in last 2 GP
    Lee Stempniak (RW/LW) 2 pts in last 2 GP
    Rickard Wallin (C/LW) 2 pts in last 2 GP

    Who’s Cold? Ottawa:

    Chris Campoli (D) 0 pts in last 4 GP
    Jonathan Cheechoo (RW/LW) 0 pts in last 8 GP

    Who’s Cold? Toronto:

    Tomas Kaberle (D) 2 pts in last 7 GP
    Jonas Gustavsson (G) 0-1-0, 4.60, .851 in last 2 GPI

    Micheal A. Aldred

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