Fans revel in feeding frenzy

HIMANI EDIRIWEERA -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 5:21 PM ET

 Hell hath no fury like a Maple Leaf scorned.

 After the boys showed the Senators who's boss -- fans celebrated the feeding frenzy that took place on the ice last night.

  While one Toronto fan felt it was his duty to give an official some much-needed officiating advice, others simply cheered on the Leafs in their run for the Stanley Cup.

 But win or lose, Leafs fans are always true blue, and even after the Game 1 loss, fans came out strong to support the team.

 "It's not really fair. I feel the refs didn't like us to begin with, so they're much harder on us," said Wanda Goodman of Thursday's game. "They'll try to keep us down but we're still going to kick butt."

 Her husband, Eric, said the calls were expected, albeit unfair -- but some of the Leafs were acting "psychotic."

 "It's hockey and it's bound to happen," Eric said. "(Bryan) McCabe was acting crazy."

 GEAR BLAMED

 He added that it appeared the new equipment was what makes violence on the ice so prevalent today.

 "The sticks they use are too light and they break easy -- it's also much easier because of its weight to fly up and slash another player in the head.

 While aggression built up in fans over numerous calls from refs in the first game, which gave Ottawa -- Toronto's arch-nemesis -- a 4-2 win, fans put things back into perspective for last night's game.

 Kirk Bowden, 23, was parading around with a blowup doll dressed like Daniel Alfredsson, with a noose around its neck.

 "The first game was brutal and we know refs like to call penalties against us," Bowden said. "But it's still going to be Toronto-Calgary in the finals."

 And once the game began, fans were in a frenzy, as Darcy Tucker, took to the ice for the first time in weeks.

 "We definitely have potential if we can stay injury-free,", said Goodman, 39.


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