Projected lineup tonight:
by edtsportsedit 9/19/2013 7:51:24 PM
Hey folks. I'm here at the arena currently know as the Canadian Tire Centre, formerly known as ScotiaBank Place, Corel Centre and Palladium. A relatively sparse crowd has assembled for tonight's Leafs-Senators preseason game. Will be posting updates as we go.
by Dave Feschuk 9/19/2013 11:33:55 PM
It's the preseason home opener for the Senators, who have some of their best players in the lineup, among them Bobby Ryan, Erik Karlsson and Jason Spezza.
by Dave Feschuk 9/19/2013 11:39:11 PM
Jonathan Bernier gets the start in goal for the Leafs. It's Craig Anderson for the Senators.
by Dave Feschuk 9/19/2013 11:39:54 PM
The Senators will go on the power play here. Paul Ranger takes a cross-checking penalty on Shane Prince, who was standing with his back to the net in the corner and, in my expert opinion, not a scoring threat.
by Dave Feschuk 9/19/2013 11:43:39 PM
Leafs killed the penalty. Ranger, coming out of the penalty box, wired a slapper off the crossbar from just over the blueline. 0-0 early first.
by Dave Feschuk 9/19/2013 11:47:06 PM
Senators ran a fun pre-game video on the big screen. Had Bobby Ryan, their $5 million right winger, interviewing people in the street about their feelings about the acquisition of Bobby Ryan. Must have talked to a dozen fans. None seemed to realize they were being interviewed by Bobby Ryan.
by Dave Feschuk 9/19/2013 11:52:05 PM
Senators on the PP again. Jamie Devane takes 2 mins for unsportsmanlike after a net-front scrum.
by Dave Feschuk 9/19/2013 11:55:24 PM
Great save by Bernier as Mika Zibanejad tried to stuff in a rebound from the side of the net.
by Dave Feschuk 9/19/2013 11:57:05 PM
Scramble for the puck in front. Bobby Ryan, now recognizable to Senators fans in his red No. 6, hits goal post.
by Dave Feschuk 9/19/2013 11:58:53 PM
Senators out-shooting the Leafs 8-4. 0-0 with 7:31 to go in 1st.
by Dave Feschuk 9/19/2013 11:59:55 PM
Matt Kassian takes exception to Jamie Devane nearly levelling one of Kassian's teammates. Gloves are dropped.
by Dave Feschuk 9/20/2013 12:03:54 AM
Leafs get a PP out of that punchup. Chris Neil took an additional minor.
by Dave Feschuk 9/20/2013 12:05:12 AM
Should say Neil serves Kassian's additional 2 min for roughing.
by Dave Feschuk 9/20/2013 12:05:42 AM
Leafs get a couple of decent shots from the point on the PP, but still no score. 0-0 with 4:08 to go in 1st.
by Dave Feschuk 9/20/2013 12:08:23 AM
And it's 1-0 Senators. Fredrik Claesson's one-timer from the top of the circle beats Bernier over the blocker shoulder.
by Dave Feschuk 9/20/2013 12:09:45 AM
The buzzer sounds on the 1st period. Jonathan Bernier capped the frame with a great slide-across save after Jean-Gabriel Pageau fed a puck into the Toronto goalmouth. Carter Ashton also got a stick on it on the backcheck. So it's 1-0 Senators after 1.
by Dave Feschuk 9/20/2013 12:18:11 AM
With 2nd period about to start, Drew MacIntyre has relieved Jonathan Bernier in the Toronto goal. Craig Anderson still in for Ottawa.
by Dave Feschuk 9/20/2013 12:35:03 AM
MacIntyre stops Pageau on a breakaway. Got a piece of it with his glove. Fine save.
by Dave Feschuk 9/20/2013 12:38:37 AM
Dion Phaneuf takes an interference penalty for tying up Shane Prince in front of the net.
by Dave Feschuk 9/20/2013 12:40:18 AM