Game 7 guarantee

LANCE HORNBY -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 1:47 PM ET

 Daniel Alfredsson will either emerge from this series as the Nostradamus of the nation's capital or the Maple Leafs will crack his crystal ball.

 The Ottawa captain tried to rally the sagging Senators last night by boldly stating they'll come back to take this series, though the words rang a bit hollow after the club pooched in a very winnable Game 5.

  "You haven't seen the last of us yet," a determined Alfredsson said as the Sens departed after last night's 2-0 loss. "We're going to take this to a Game 7, come in here (Tuesday) and win the series."

 Alfredsson's fortune telling shouldn't be ignored. He vowed the Sens would score on Ed Belfour in Game 4 and end a three-game shutout streak and he delivered the big goal, kick- starting Ottawa to victory.

 "He (Alfredsson) is their leader and that's what he should do, if that's what he believes," Leafs defenceman Brian Leetch said of the prognostication.

 NOT ABOUT TO MOCK

 Tie Domi was not about to mock Alfredsson.

 "Obviously he's saying what he feels," Domi said. "He's entitled to his opinion, but we're not going to get into any talk, back and forth. We're just worried about ourselves."

 Last night was a huge letdown for the Sens, after Mats Sundin pulled up lame early in the day and the Leafs could muster just six shots in two periods.

 "We talked about that after the last game, that there was a chance of them missing guys," defenceman Chris Phillips said. "But as a team that drives them more. People start to count them out and it gives them a big reason to prove people wrong."

 Now the Sens have to one-up the Leafs in that department, as they did last season in taking the New Jersey Devils to a seventh game in the Eastern Conference.

 "We're going to have to do that again or the season is over," Phillips said.


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