Could This Year's Edition Of The Battle Of Ontario Live Up To The Hype?

With round one of the Battle of Ontario now in the books, it is looking pretty good that the hatred has returned to this series and may renew the fire within these provincial rivals. With two fights and 68 minutes in penalties, last night’s game was intense as both teams fought hard.

Ottawa may have lost the game, but the battle is far from over. With these two teams meeting five more times this season, look for both fan bases to get pumped up and renew their hatred for each other as well. Last night we had two fights and a huge hit that will set the tone for the next time these two meet on October 30th, here in the nation’s capital. Let’s take a look at the action from last night’s game.

Zenon Konopka introduces himself to the Battle of Ontario as he squares off against the Leaf‘s Mike Brown.

Leaf’s captain, Dion Phaneuf then changed the tone of the game as he caught Sens’ rookie Stephane Da Costa with his head down as he cut through the offensive zone. The hit was clean, but the Sens weren’t happy with it.


And finally, as Chris Neil tried to respond to Phaneuf’s early hit, he found a (willing?) combatant in Luke Schenn.

I can’t wait for the next game for these two. Welcome back to the Battle of Ontario!!!

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