High-Flying Leafs Crush Senators 5-0

Toronto embarrasses Ottawa in flurry of goals
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2008 4:00 AM CST
High-Flying Leafs Crush Senators 5-0
Toronto Maple Leafs' Vesa Toskala, of Finland, makes a glove save as he takes on the Ottawa Senators during first period NHL action at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa on Monday Feb. 25, 2008. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)   (Associated Press)

Ottawa added some intrigue to today's trade deadline after barely showing up in a 5-0 loss to the rival Maple Leafs last night, reports the Ottawa Citizen. Toronto captain Mats Sundin, who refused to waive a no-trade clause last weekend, opened the scoring, and his teammates followed with a four-goal outburst in the second—including two by Darcy Tucker.

Special teams played a big part as the Leafs clicked on three power play chances while blanking the Sens on their four opportunities. Goalie Ray Emery, one of the Sens' heroes during their Stanley Cup finals run last year, was pulled after two periods when he gave up the five goals on only 21 shots. Meanwhile, Toronto's Vesa Toskala posted his third shutout. (Read more hockey stories.)

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