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04-09-2004, 08:37 AM
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Pre-Game 2: Senators vs Maple Leafs

Sens came from behind twice and ran out winners 4-2, could they beat the Leafs this year?

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Unfortunately, Pat Quinn can't coach, so the Leafs will show up with the same game-plan and attitude as last time. This game is the Sens to lose, and unfortunately, they wont.

Ottawa 3 - Toronto 0

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Unfortunately, Pat Quinn can't coach, so the Leafs will show up with the same game-plan and attitude as last time. This game is the Sens to lose, and unfortunately, they wont.

Ottawa 3 - Toronto 0
I'm gonna predict a similar result. That last game completely changed the way this series is gonna go imo. The Sens aren't afraid of physical contact and got the better of the Leafs in game 1. They're better defensively too, and hell, offensively. If the Leafs win the series will be even again as far as momentum goes, but if the Sens manage to pull it off, that's huge.

Tons of pressure on the Leafs tomorrow, can they handle it?

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Unfortunately, Pat Quinn can't coach, so the Leafs will show up with the same game-plan and attitude as last time. This game is the Sens to lose, and unfortunately, they wont.

Ottawa 3 - Toronto 0
Ahh, the emotional rollercoaster that is a Toronto Mpale Leafs fan. Game 1 was a blow and it makes Saturday a much bigger game, but I would't yet consider it a writeoff. I don't think the game plan was much of an issue. The players looked lethargic and took some foolish penalties. The Senators were the better team last night, but one game a series does not make

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As the previous poster said, one game doesn't make a seires. From the sounds of things it looks like Tucker might play tomorrow on the top line. It will be interesting to see what kind of effect it will have. Klee will also be back for Toronto.

I'm not sure if Pothier will play for the sens (Curtis L might get a look in).

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That was a good game by Ottawa last night, but it was only one game. They've learned their lesson and they will come out and match the Leafs desperation. It should be a great game and if Ottawa manages to win, the Leafs will be under massive pressure going in to Ottawa.

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I think the Sens will take it. Then Toronto will win 3 in a row.

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Ottawa 5 Toronto 3 This will be a great game.....I can feel it


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yup SENS have to take it one game at a time and play the next game even better. They have to get better in their own zone otherwise they will be tied up 1-1.

SENS have got to keep going hard at the leafs. They cant let up or give them any momentum.

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Leafs win 5-4 and win the series 1-4

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The Sens need to come out hard Saturday. They've never had a 2-0 lead in a series, but I have a very strong feeling that the Sens want to go for the kill. Another team I may be a bit more concerned with the amount of intensity they come out with since opportunites have been squandered in the past, but it's a different year and with it being Toronto there will be no mercy. It's gonna be much tougher Saturday, but I believe that if they continue the strong play they will win out this series in the end.

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I'm not sure if Pothier will play for the sens (Curtis L might get a look in).
I'd like to see Pothier in the line-up again. I think he had a pretty solid game apart from the one giveaway on the PK, and i'm certain he'll clear the puck quicker next time.

Tomorrow night's going to be a classic battle. I just can't wait! It's going to be a great game no matter what.

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The Sens have never gone up 2-0 in a series.

In many respects, this is a test of how far they've come as a playoff team. Too often they've been guilty of letting teams climb back into series. Let's see if they've finally developed that 'killer instinct' - come out hard, put the Leafs down 2-0 and never look back.

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If the sens can come out and play a good fore checking game and put a bit of pressure on the defence and Eddie back there and of course Patty makes the saves he's supposed to, I'm confident we can walk away with a win.

4 - 2 sens

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Oh and Radek Bonk get in the game. :mad:

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Leafs need to win tonight... they will.

Too much experience and savvy to repeat what happened in game 1, most Toronto fans should have 100% confident in the leaders that are in that locker room. The Leafs will show up for game 2, and with the return of Tucker and Klee, we'll have some fresh legs.

Series prediction...

Game 2: Toronto wins at home (1-1)
Game 3: Toronto wins on road (2-1)
Game 4: Ottawa wins at home (2-2)
Game 5: Toronto wins at home (3-2)
Game 6: Ottawa wins at home (3-3)
Game 7: Toronto wins at home (4-3)

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Toronto becomes the first team in these playoffs to face, IMO a must win game.

Dropping the first 2 games on the road can be overcome, but losing the first 2 at home is series suicide.

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Prediction

Sens 2 Leafs 1 (OT)

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This is gonna be a good game

GO SENS GO

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After reading some of the comments from the players. It would seem that the sens know they can't come out flat again (they were refering to game 2 of the conference finals last year). I'm hoping these words can be backed up and that we give a competitive outing.


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Tucker lights a fire under the Leafs butts. Tucker scores in OT.

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Toronto becomes the first team in these playoffs to face, IMO a must win game.

Dropping the first 2 games on the road can be overcome, but losing the first 2 at home is series suicide.
Sorry, but last night for Montreal was more 'must win' for them than tonight for Toronto. At home or not, Toronto has a better shot at comming back from 2-0 than Montreal does.

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My head says leafs 2-1 but my heart says Sens 3-1. I dont know which to follow. If the sens can come out hitting like last game i think they can take this game.

I think it all depends on the goalies. Belfour he was pretty shaken up at the end of the game on Thursday maybe the sens rattled his cage and we'll more signs of good ol Angry Eddy. If Lalime can have another solid game we can win, I dont think we can count on him to steal a game but as long as he gives us NHL calibre goaltending we should be fine.

Also has anyone heard if Spezza is playing this could change the dynamics in the sens locker room because who would sit??

Anyways i have an exam tonight during the game so i hope its a good one Enjoy


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My head says leafs 2-1 but my heart says Sens 3-1. I dont know which to follow. If the sens can come out hitting like last game i think they can take this game.
Go with your heart...that's what wins championships

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I guess Spezza will be in the press box again?

For all his "defensive liability", I'd prefer Spezza over Bonk.

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