Toronto Mike

Maple Leafs 4, Senators 1

I would like to bottle this euphoric feeling I have right now in order to preserve it for moments in the future I'm feeling less joyous.  What a fantastic night.  For the fourth time in five years, the Ottawa Senators are going home early from the Stanley Cup playoffs thanks to my beloved Maple Leafs.  Ottawa is 0-4 in series against Toronto and 0-4 in Game 7s overall.

Lest we forget Daniel Alfredsson's promise to win this series tonight at the ACC.  Alfredsson, like the rest of his teammates, were all but invisible tonight.  They have proven time and time again that they aren't built for the playoffs and can't win when it matters most.  At the trade deadline, there was much speculation the Senators would upgrade between the pipes as Patrick Lalime was showing himself to be rather inconsistent.  Staying with Lalime would prove to be their downfall.  Tonight, in the most important game of the season, Lalime was horrible while Maple Leaf goaltender Eddie Belfour shone bright.  Belfour was brilliant throughout the series and is the biggest reason I'm sitting here right now with a huge smile on my face.

Eddie!  Eddie!  Eddie!  Eddie!  Eddie!  Eddie!  Eddie!  Eddie!  Eddie!  Eddie!

Toronto wins series 4-3

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