February 23, 2013
Battle of the Bens as Leafs face Senators in Ottawa
By LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

The Leafs' Ben Scrivens will face the Senators again in Ottawa Saturday night. (Dave Thomas/QMI Agency)

OTTAWA - Big Ben versus Medium Ben will be the goaltending match-up when the chimes strike 7 p.m. in Saturday’s next chapter in the Battle of Ontario.

With No. 1 Craig Anderson limping on a sprained ankle, the Senators will go with 6-foot-7 Ben Bishop against the Maple Leafs, who once more turn to their surprising stopper, Ben Scrivens. The two goalies have met a couple of times in passing in the AHL and NHL.

“He’s a big guy who can cover a lot of net and he can move well,” said Scrivens after his team’s morning skate at Carleton University. “One of Ottawa’s biggest attributes is depth at all positions and goaltending isn’t an area where they’re lacking in skilled guys.”

Scrivens shut out the Sens 3-0 a week ago, making 34 saves, a feat he did his best to downplay on Saturday.



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