Game Day

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 12:28 PM ET


 SENATORS AT MAPLE LEAFS

 TONIGHT

 Air Canada Centre,

 7 p.m.

 - TV: CBC, RDS

 - Radio: Team 1200 AM, CJRC 1150 AM, CJUL 1220 AM, CKLC 1380, Star 96.7 FM.

 Profile

 2 BRIAN LEETCH D

 AGE: 36 HT: 6-foot WT: 185 lbs.

 STATS: 72 GP 18 G 27 A 45 PTS 62 PIMs

 THE SKINNY: Was dealt to the Leafs at the NHL trade deadline by the Rangers for prospects Maxim Kondratiev and Jarkko Immonen, along with two draft picks ... Was troubled last season by an ankle problem and suited up in only 51 games with New York ... Averaged 26:17 of ice time last season ... Has only one year left on his contract with the Leafs ... Was voted the Rangers' MVP by the New York hockey writers during the 2002-03 season ... Is the Rangers' all-time leading defenceman in goals (227) and points (945).

 BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

 - SENATORS: G Patrick Lalime (left knee sprain), will play; C Jason Spezza (lower body), day-to-day.

 - LEAFS: RW Owen Nolan (knee), out indefinitely; RW Darcy Tucker (abdominal), out indefinitely; D Ken Klee (shoulder), day-to-day, but won't play.

 NOTEBOOK

 TORONTO -- Judging by the way practice looked yesterday at the Corel Centre, these will be the lines for Game 1 unless C Jason Spezza is inserted into the Ottawa lineup: Peter Bondra-Todd White-Daniel Alfredsson, Vaclav Varada-Radek Bonk-Marian Hossa, Peter Schaefer-Bryan Smolinski-Martin Havlat and Antoine Vermette-Mike Fisher-Chris Neil. The defence pairings: Wade Redden-Brian Pothier, Chris Phillips-Zdeno Chara and Greg de Vries-Anton Volchenkov ... Here are the Toronto lines: Gary Roberts-Mats Sundin-Mikael Renberg, Alexei Ponikarovsky-Joe Nieuwendyk-Tomas Kaberle, Chad Kilger-Ron Francis-Alexander Mogilny and Tom Fitzgerald-Robert Reichel-Tie Domi. The defence pairings: Brian Leetch-Bryan McCabe, Tomas Kaberle-Calle Johansson and Aki Berg-Bryan Marchment ... The Senators had a 1-3-1-1 record against the Leafs during the regular season ... Ottawa owner Eugene Melnyk will be on hand tonight at the Air Canada Centre for the Game 1 and he's expected to attend all the games in the series ... The Senators have been outscored 43-31 in 17 post-season games vs. the Leafs ... The Senators have a combined 12-20 record on the road in seven playoff series. The club's last road win (2-1 OT) was last May 21 vs. New Jersey.


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