Toronto Sports Media Game of the Night

College of Sports Media Game of the Night:

On Saturday night the Leafs battled the team out of the nation’s capital south of the border, Washington, tonight they take on the team out of their nation’s capital, Ottawa. This is game three of the Battle of Ontario. Both game one and two were won by the the Senators, but in each case it was only a one goal margin. On Saturday night the Leafs got off to a typical slow start against the Capitals. Toronto trailed 2-0 going into the second period. That lead was quickly erased and by the time the horn blew to end the game, the Leafs won 6-3. The line of Phil Kessel, Matt Stajan and Alexei Ponikarovsky combined for eight points in the win. Goaltender Vesa Toskala was pretty good as well. He stopped 34 of 37 shots to earn his fourth win of the season. The Senators are coming off a big Saturday night win as well. They doubled up the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 in front of their home crowd. Off season acquistion Alex Kovalev was the big star in this one. He had a hat trick to lead his team. The first goal for Kovalev was his 400th career goal. Now both teams are dealing with goaltender injuries. For the Leafs Jonas Gustavsson is still recovering from a procedure to correct an accelerated hate rate. While in Ottawa starting goalie Pascal Leclaire is still out with a broken jaw. Brian Elliott has taken over the starting role. This season, Elliott is 8-6-3 with a 2.77 goals against average. So the Leafs are looking for a couple of first tonight: a W against the Sens and a four game winning streak

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