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Leafs lose to Senators for third straight defeat

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
KANATA, Ont. (AP) - The Ottawa Senators scored four first-period goals - three on the power play and one short-handed - and beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-0 Wednesday night in an exhibition game.

Except for goaltender Curtis Joseph, Toronto coach Pat Quinn fielded a lineup full of regulars, while Ottawa's Jacques Martin dressed just 12 players with NHL experience in the first meeting of the teams since the Maple Leafs' first-round playoff sweep last spring.

Still, seven Senators scored before a Corel Centre crowd of 13,278, with Andre Roy leading the way with a goal and two assists and rookie Joseph Murphy adding a goal and an assist.

Chris Phillips, Bill Muckalt, John Gruden, Ricard Persson and Julien Vauclair also scored for Ottawa (1-0-1), which was coming off a 4-4 tie with Tampa Bay in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Tuesday.

Ottawa goaltenders Jani Hurme and Martin Prusek combined to stop 32 shots.

Center Steve Martins had three assists and rookie Jason Spezza, the No. 2 overall pick in June's draft, recorded his first point with an assist on Ottawa's second goal.

Mike Minard, who spent last season in the American Hockey League, gave up seven goals on 19 shots before being replaced by Swedish rookie Mikael Tellqvist, who made seven saves for Toronto (0-3).
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