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NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at Toronto



(Saturday, March 27th)

Final Score: Ottawa 2, Toronto 2

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Toronto's Bryan McCabe scored midway through the third period to even the score, as the Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators skated to a 2-2 tie at the Air Canada Centre.

Ron Francis scored his 548th career goal for Toronto, which has lost just once in its last five games (3-1-1). Ed Belfour made 28 saves for the Leafs, including four in overtime.

The Leafs stayed one point ahead of Ottawa for second place in the Northeast Division and trail first-place Boston by two.

Toronto forward Owen Nolan left the game with a right knee injury. Nolan fell to the ice after his leg buckled while he checked Ottawa defenseman Brian Pothier into the boards.

"He's in a lot of pain right now. There is swelling," Toronto coach Pat Quinn said. "He'll be re-evaluated by our doctors on Sunday."

The Senators lost goaltender Patrick Lalime early in the contest. Lalime tripped into the net and hurt his left knee after making two saves.

Rob Ray scored his first goal since coming out of retirement and Chris Phillips also tallied for the Senators, who have just one win in their last four games (1-1-1-1).

Martin Prusek made 21 saves for Ottawa, including two in the extra session. Prusek robbed Joe Nieuwendyk, who was alone in front, early in the extra session, just after Marian Hossa failed on a golden opportunity at the other end for the Sens.

Hossa had two chances from in close with just over two minutes left in the third period, but Belfour made both saves.

Ray's goal at 8:33 of the first period gave the Senators a 1-0 lead, but the Maple Leafs took advantage of a power play to even the score on a goal by Francis.

Phillips restored the Senators' lead with 3:40 left in the second period, but McCabe beat Prusek with a blast from along right boards in the final period to force overtime.

Game Notes

The Leafs finished 1-for-2 on the power play, while Ottawa failed on its two opportunities with the extra skater...Leafs defenseman Brian Leetch has at least a point in six of 12 games since coming over from the Rangers...Toronto is 4-3-10 in overtime this season, while the Senators are 2-6-10 in the extra session...The Sens are 3-1-1 against Toronto this season with one game remaining...Francis is tied for 19th place on the all-time goals list.

03/28 00:03:02 ET

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