Leafs win third straight

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Two days after scoring ten goals in a game, the Toronto Maple Leafs won a defensive battle against the Ottawa Senators 2-1 for their third consecutive win. It was Toronto's second victory against an Eastern Conference opponent this season.

"We haven't had much success against the East," said goalie Curtis Joseph. "We've had to adapt our game. We're coming back into our zone more and playing stronger between the faceoff dots."

Curtis Joseph in Toronto's net played brilliantly. Joseph made key saves in the first period and then in the third when Ottawa threw 11 shots in the net.

"When you look back and reflect on the game, that was a key time in which I could help the team," said Joseph. "There were different times in the first period when they had sustained pressure."

Steve Thomas and Kris King gave Toronto a two-goal lead before Magnus Arvedson cut the deficit in half with 4:09 to go.

"We sat down as a group to talk about our penalty-killing," said Toronto's Kris King. "We decided enough is enough, we've got to start blocking shots and being tougher in front of the net and give Curtis a chance to see it."

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