Belfour Beats Sens|
By Kevin Forrester Apr 12, 2004
Ed Belfour was the only reason the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Ottawa
Senators at the Corel Centre Monday night to take a
2-1 series lead in their Eastern conference playoff matchup.|
His best save of the night was a diving glove save on Marian Hossa to keep the Leafs ahead 1-0.
The Sens (especially, Radek Bonk) were consistently frustrated by the Leaf
Mats Sundin scored a highlight reel goal when he fought off Brian Smolinski
to put the Leafs ahead for good with his first goal of the series.
It was another physical affair led by the Sens Mike Fisher. He was hitting
every Leaf player that moved and the Sens forechecked well again as they did
in game one.
Darcy Tucker has been at the receiving end of what seems like every Sens body check but even with two black eyes, he has done his job since returning from a groin injury in game two.
Jason Spezza was inserted into the Sens' lineup but was virtually non-existent five on five and on the power play.
The Leafs were outplayed and outhustled by the Senators again tonight.
Patrick Lalime has to be wondering why his team can't score goals in games
the Sens should be winning.
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