Neil felt compelled to go after Domi

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 2:34 PM ET


 TORONTO -- Senators winger Chris Neil decided it was time to deliver a message. After watching Leafs tough guy Tie Domi grab Ottawa defenceman Curtis Leschyshyn by the head and slam it against the glass in the dying minutes of Game 4 on Wednesday, Neil wasn't about to sit back and do nothing.

 "You can't let guys get away with that kind of stuff. You've got to send a message and I didn't like what he'd done," said Neil, who ended up fighting Domi. "That's intent to injure and you can't have that kind of stuff happening on the ice. I know that frustration had set in at that point of the game, but when I see something like that happening, then I've got to step in there. You definitely want to make sure you do something about it when it happens."

 BACKING LALIME: The Senators have been happy with the play of G Patrick Lalime in this series. He has stopped 78-of-84 shots he's faced and hasn't allowed more than two goals in a game. He also sports a .917 save percentage. "We always believed that Patrick Lalime could get the job done for us," said captain Daniel Alfredsson. "He's our guy. He does a good job and we know he's going to be there for us."

 NOT WORRIED: Senators coach Jacques Martin didn't have much interest in talking about the possible absence of captain Mats Sundin and C Joe Nieuwendyk from the Toronto lineup tonight. "We don't control who is in the lineup for them and that is not our focus," said Martin. "We know that they're a team with a lot of depth and I'm sure if they can't go, then they've got a young guy like Matt Stajan who is probably looking forward and preparing to get a chance to play."


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