There is little doubt that Daniel Alfredsson is Public Enemy No. 1 among Maple Leafs fans inside the Air Canada Centre. Just listen to the flurry of boos he receives every time he touches the puck in Game 2 tonight.
Away from the rink, however, Alfredsson said the reaction to him around the city is quite different.
"People here have been quite friendly and polite,"Alfredsson said. "I hope they don't change when you write this."
Overconfidence is not a trait found in the Senators locker room heading into Game 2, tonight even if they had their way with the Maple Leafs in a 4-2 victory in the opener.
"We know they are going to come out hard and with a lot of passion, so we have to be ready,"Ottawa coach Jacques Martin said.
The Sen came into the series as decided underdogs despite the fact they finished the regular season with 102 points, one less than the Leafs.
But if the rest of the world lost confidence in them, the Sens continued to believe in themselves.
"I don't think we turned the TV on a whole lot or listened to the radio," defenceman Wade Redden said. "We've just continued to go hard and not be worried about any outside distractions."
MIKE ZEISBERGER -- Toronto Sun
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