Game Day

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 3:47 PM ET


 SENATORS AT MAPLE LEAFS

 TONIGHT

 Air Canada Centre,

 7 p.m.

 - TV: CBC, RDS

 - Radio: Team 1200 AM, CJRC 1150 AM, CJUL 1220 AM, CKLC 1380, Star 96.7 FM.

 PROFILE

 10 RON FRANCIS C

 AGE: 41 HT: 6-foot-3 WT: 200 lbs.

 PLAYOFF STATS: 6 GP 0 G 2 A 2 Pts 2 PIMs

 THE SKINNY: Was acquired from the Hurricanes at the March 9 NHL trade deadline. He wanted to finish his career in Carolina, but couldn't resist the opportunity to try to win a Stanley Cup before retiring ... Has 16 goals and 41 assists for 57 career points in 51 games against the Senators ... Is in his 23rd NHL season. Will have his number retired by the 'Canes prior to the start of next year.

 BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

 - SENATORS: No injuries.

 - LEAFS: LW Owen Nolan (knee), out indefinitely; C Mats Sundin (left hip), doubtful for tonight.

 NOTEBOOK

 TORONTO -- The Leafs have lost six of their last seven Game 7s ... The Senators have a lifetime 0-3 record in Game 7s. The club dropped a 3-2 decision to New Jersey last May 23 in the Eastern Conference final at the Corel Centre. The last time Toronto and Ottawa played in a Game 7 was on May 14, 2002 at the ACC -- a 3-0 loss for the Senators. The other Game 7 loss was a 3-2 heartbreaker against Buffalo on April 29, 1997 ... Toronto G Ed Belfour, who has stopped 191-of-201 shots in this series, will celebrate his 39th birthday tomorrow. Belfour had gone a span of 116:45 without allowing a goal to the Senators until D Zdeno Chara scored for Ottawa in the third period of Game 6 ... Don't forget the Corel Centre will be open for tonight's game. While the action will start with a plaza party at 5 p.m., the doors are set to open at 6 p.m. There is no admission, but fans are encouraged to bring a donation for the Ottawa Food Bank ... Leafs RW Owen Nolan, who has been skating since suffering a knee injury three weeks ago, will have an MRI in the next couple of days to see if he will need surgery ... The Senators have been joined by Binghamton callups Josh Langfeld, Serge Payer, Ray Emery and Julien Vauclair. They accompanied the team on the road ... Laura Melnyk, the wife of Senators owner Eugene, will celebrate her birthday tonight at the ACC.


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