February 9, 2013
Leafs' Dion Phaneuf to keep on firing
By MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

Leafs defenceman Dion Phaneuf says he has to start picking up his offensive game for the Leafs to continue their playoff push. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

WINNIPEG - When Dion Phaneuf steps onto the Bell Centre ice surface Saturday night, he should get a nice comfy feeling all over.

After all, this is the only rink in which he has registered a point in all season.

Three weeks ago, Phaneuf registered an assist in the Leafs season-opening 2-1 road win over the Montreal Canadiens. In the subsequent 10 games, he has been held off the scoresheet.

Now the Leafs return to the home barn of the Habs for a marquee battle on Hockey Day in Canada. And Phaneuf himself knows its time to pump up his stats if he wants to help his team make a playoff push.



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