The Battle of Ontario is back, though that doesn’t necessarily mean the Leafs and Sens are great teams or anything. Toronto and Ottawa went at it tonight it the form of four brouhahas and the Senators managed to do a tad more damage on the actual scoresheet, winning 3-2 behind a pair of Mike Fisher goals.
This one had some fire but was the same old result for the Leafs, who dropped their fourth in a row after a run of seven straight games with a point. Goals by Phil Kessel and Niklas Hagman gave Toronto a 2-1 lead early in the second, but a power play tip by Milan Michalek and a softy three minutes later by Fisher proved to be the difference.
The Leafs out-shot the Sens 32-21 but didn’t exactly get the best of efforts from Vesa Toskala, who started in place of Jonas Gustavsson. The Monster was pulled midway through the first Saturday after giving up three goals on five shots to the Flames.
The loss drops Toronto to 3-11-5 — tied for last in the NHL with the Hurricanes, who they face Thursday in Carolina.