- Must get in Patrick Lalime's face, particularly Gary Roberts and the Sky Line ... If the Sens are over-eager to take the body from the opening faceoff, try and turn that into penalties ... Don't get carried away chasing Chris Neil ... Be in position along the boards to facilitate Ed Belfour's puck handling and clearing passes ... Play a smart positional game against Zdeno Chara rather than being overly physical.
- Pour it on early to get a goal to prove Ed Belfour is human ... Use Chara and their bigger defencemen to make the slot a no-fly zone in the Ottawa end ... Get on Brian Leetch early or apply pressure to vulnerable defencemen such as Aki Berg and Tomas Kaberle ... Be aware of the Leafs over-passing on their power play and turn it into odd-man rushes.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Maple Leafs have a record of 3-5 in Game 1 of series that have started at home since the 1995 playoffs. The past three playoff games at the Air Canada Centre have went to overtime.
What each team needs to do to win tonight?
LANCE HORNBY -- Toronto Sun
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