Spolier Role Starts Early for Toronoto Maple Leafs; First Up, Ottawa

March 6th, 2010 by Daren Bukator Leave a reply »
Although 26 points and 10 positions in the Eastern Conference separate the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators heading into this evening's latest segment of the battle of Ontario, there is still plenty enough reason to tune in to tonight's clash at Scotiabank Place.

Toronto sits comfortably in last place in the East and have all but secured a top five draft pick (for the Bruins ) this year. Their only real shot at making an impact this season is to embrace the spoiler role and make it difficult for opponents fighting for the playoffs.

And what better place to start than in Ottawa.

Winners of 14 of 16 games before the Olympic break, the Senators find themselves just one point back of Buffalo for the Northeast Division lead. With a win tonight, that crown will be theirs. First though, they must wage war with rival Toronto who has won the last two meetings, including a 5-0 blowout on February 6.

The Senators have struggled since the break (0-2-0) and head into tonight's contest looking to get back on track. The Leafs are also winless since the Olympics (0-1-1), but are coming off a good effort in their shooto ...

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