Game Story

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 2:59 PM ET


 HOW THEY SCORED

 FIRST PERIOD

 1. LEAFS: After making a good play behind the net, Domi throws the puck out front to Kilger, who beats Lalime high on the glove side. Leafs 1, Sens 0

 2. LEAFS: Coming down the wing, Nieuwendyk fires a shot from the top of the circle that beats Lalime on the stick side. Leafs 2, Sens 0

 3. LEAFS: Nieuwendyk takes a pass from McCabe and beats Lalime five-hole. Leafs 3, Sens 0

 SECOND PERIOD

 4. SENS: Moving to the front of the net, Varada is able to slip it through Belfour's five-hole. Leafs 3, Sens 1

 THIRD PERIOD

 5. LEAFS: After a faceoff win in Ottawa's zone, McCabe fires a screened shot past Prusek. Leafs 4, Sens 1

 3 STARS

 Selected by Bruce Garrioch

 1. Nieuwendyk, Maple Leafs

 2. Belfour, Maple Leafs

 3. McCabe, Maple Leafs

 HIGH FIVE

 NICE COMPANY: The Senators were forced to switch hotels in downtown Toronto again for Game 7, but they found a nice spot. The Boston Red Sox -- in town for a series with the Blue Jays -- were staying in the same location as the Senators. Pitcher Pedro Martinez was spotted walking into the hotel just as the club's bus was pulling out for last night's Game 7. All of this was a big thrill for C Shaun Van Allen, who is a huge Sox fan.

 NOLAN ON THE ICE: There was speculation that RW Owen Nolan might suit up for Game 7 when he practised with the Leafs during yesterday's morning skate, but it wasn't to be. "I got good news from the doctors. (The knee) is healing nicely and I could be ready in about two weeks," Nolan said before the game.

 TALKATIVE TIE: Leafs tough guy Tie Domi appeared to be having a nice chat with Ottawa G Patrick Lalime during the pre-game warmup. Lalime likes to stand close to the centre red line to stretch and Domi dropped by with a few kind words to say hello. Must have worked for Domi.

 LOOKING AHEAD: The puck hadn't even been dropped for Game 7 last night and the Flyers were already selling tickets for a Philadelphia-Toronto Eastern Conference semi-final on their website. Guess you can call those people in Philly soothsayers because Ottawa didn't stand a chance in this game.

 SITTING IN THE STANDS: Former Leafs captain Doug Gilmour was in attendance last night. He took in the action from a seat behind a net. Former Leafs great Wendel Clark was also at the ACC.

 Sun Rating: 2 out of 5


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