Sens feel they've got home edge

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 3:48 PM ET


 The Senators are happy to be home.

 And they don't think the Corel Centre will be as full of Toronto Maple Leafs fans as it is during the regular season. Meaning, they'll feel like they have home-ice advantage tonight in Game 3 of the Battle of Ontario.

 "We like to play at home. The fans here get excited," said goaltender Patrick Lalime. "Sometimes we joke in the dressing room that we play pretty well on the road when are playing at home because of all the (Toronto) fans.

 "But we feel good and we feel confident."

 WHAT'S WITH THE DIVING CALLS? Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson said yesterday the discussion he had with the officials following the Vaclav Varada/Mats Sundin incident in the third period of Game 2 Saturday was about the number of diving calls. "I just wanted to find out about the diving," he said. "That was the second one we'd been called for in the game ... I just wanted to talk to them about that and see where they were at." Toronto RW Alex Mogilny, who threw a fit when he was given a hooking call, ripped Todd White for his dive on the play. White was also penalized. "I almost fainted out there," said Mogilny. "The blood pressure was about 300. That was really frustrating because it was pathetic. I don't know what he did, but I just let the stick go. I said, please take it. But don't fall like that. Don't make yourself look so bad. Don't make the referee look bad." The officials tonight will be Rob Schick and Don Van Massenhoven.


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