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Game Notes: Leafs at Senators -- Game 6

Sunday, 18.04.2004 / 8:45 AM / News
Toronto Maple Leafs
April 18, 2004
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Pregame: 5:30 pm, Leafs TV -- Molson Leafs Game Day
Game: 7:00 pm, CBC, mojo640
Postgame: Following the game, Leafs TV -- After The Horn

Recent Toronto Maple Leafs Games
Last 5 TOR games: 3 - 2 - 0 - 0
Last 10 TOR games: 3 - 2 - 0 - 0

EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINAL GAME RECAPS
GAME FIVE - OTTAWA 0 at TORONTO 2
Ed Belfour stopped all 21 shots to register his third shutout of the playoffs and lead the Maple Leafs to victory at Air Canada Centre. Tie Domi scored the game winning goal unassisted early in the third period, while Joe Nieuwendyk added an insurance marker from Tomas Kaberle and Alexei Ponikarovsky with under five minutes remaining in the game.

GAME FOUR - TORONTO 1 at OTTAWA 4
Toronto dropped a 4-1 decision at the Corel Centre as the Ottawa Senators tied the best-of-seven series at two games apiece. Gary Roberts scored the lone Leafs goal assisted by Mats Sundin and Alexander Mogilny. Ed Belfour started in goal for Toronto and made 32 saves.

GAME THREE - TORONTO 2 at OTTAWA 0
Ed Belfour stopped 37 shots including 17 in the third period to register his second shutout of the series and 13th of his playoff career. Joe Nieuwendyk opened the scoring for Toronto with his second goal of the playoffs from Ron Francis at 1:30 of the second period. Mats Sundin added an insurance marker with an unassisted effort with 5:44 remaining in the third period.

GAME TWO - OTTAWA 0 at TORONTO 2
Ed Belfour registered his 12th career playoff shutout and first career playoff shutout as a Maple Leaf stopping all 31 shots to lead Toronto to victory. Gary Roberts scored two goals (including the game winning goal), while Mats Sundin registered two assists. Brian Leetch registered an assist in his second consecutive game.

GAME ONE - OTTAWA 4 at TORONTO 2
Ottawa drew first blood in the series as Marian Hossa scored two goals to lead the Senators to victory. Joe Nieuwendyk and Bryan McCabe each scored their first goal of the playoffs, while Alexei Ponikarovsky, Nik Antropov, Brian Leetch and Ron Francis each collected an assist. Ed Belfour started in goal for Toronto and made 26 saves.

SOARING EAGLE
Ed Belfour became just the 12th goaltender in NHL playoff history to register three shutouts in one playoff series with his third shutout April 16 vs. Ottawa. He also becomes just the fourth Toronto goaltender to accomplish the feat joining Frank McCool, Turk Broda and Felix Potvin.


MOST SHUTOUTS, ONE PLAYOFF SERIES

GOALTENDER
YEAR
OPPOSITION
SHUTOUTS
Ed Belfour
2004
Ottawa
3
Nikolai Khabibulin
2004
NY Islanders
3
Martin Brodeur
2003
Anaheim
3
J.S. Giguere
2003
Minnesota
3
Patrick Lalime
2002
Philadelphia
3
Brent Johnson
2002
Chicago
3
Martin Brodeur
1995
Boston
3
Felix Potvin
1994
Chicago
3
Turk Broda
1950
Detroit
3
Frank McCool
1945
Detroit
3
Dave Kerr
1940
Boston
3
Clint Benedict
1926
Victoria
3

BACK TO BACK
Ed Belfour is just the sixth Toronto goaltender to record back-to-back shutouts in the playoffs since 1929. Frank McCool is the only Toronto goaltender to record three consecutive shutouts in the playoffs since 1929.

YEAR DATE OPPONENT GOALTENDER SCORE
1935 Mar. 26 Boston George Hainsworth 2-0
1935 Mar. 28 Boston George Hainsworth 3-0
1939 Mar. 21 NY Americans Turk Broda 4-0
1939 Mar. 23 NY Americans Turk Broda 2-0
1945* April 6 Detroit Frank McCool 1-0
1945* April 8 Detroit Frank McCool 2-0
1945* April 12 Detroit Frank McCool 1-0
1994 April 26 Chicago Felix Potvin 1-0
1994 April 28 Chicago Felix Potvin 1-0
2001 April 13 Ottawa Curtis Joseph 1-0
2001 April 14 Ottawa Curtis Joseph 3-0
2004 April 10 Ottawa Ed Belfour 2-0
2004 April 12 Ottawa Ed Belfour 2-0

*Stanley Cup Final

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