Ottawa Senators: Brown Leads Sens To Pre-Season Sweep Of Leafs

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 19: Logan Brown /

The Ottawa Senators completed their sweep pre-season sweep of the Toronto Maple Leafs last night. Led by Logan Brown the Sens triumphed by a score of 5-2.

Unlike the Ottawa Senators first game against the Leafs, this one was not without opposition. Logan Brown opened the scoring a little less than five minutes into the first period. However, the Leafs answered back twice in the first period off of goals by Marleau and van Riemsdyk. The Sens ended the first period trailing by a score of 2-1.

The second period saw the scoring slow as the Sens tried to answer back as the Leafs dominated the first. After a little over 15 minutes, Fredrik Claesson scored on the powerplay to tie the game at two. That would be where the score would stay until the third period.

In the third, the game stayed close for the majority of the period. Burgdoefer gave the Sens lead roughly half way through the period. However, with just a one goal lead there was no safety for the Sens. Luckily with less than two minutes to play Chlapik scored to give the Sens a 4-2 lead. Sieloff would add an empty netter to give the Sens a 5-2 victory. Thus completing the Sens pre-season sweep of the Leafs.


Standouts for the Sens included Logan Brown, Fredrik Claesson, and Filip Chlapik. Brown has shown throughout the rookie tournament and pre-season that he may be closer to NHL ready than was initially thought. Claesson continued to make a case for a regular spot in the lineup. However, those two are some of the bigger names that had huge expectations coming into camp. The real surprise is Chlapik who continues to show great play in every game he plays.

Goalie Performances

Condon and Hogberg split time this game with Condon playing the first half. He gave up the only two goals the Leafs scored. Despite this he still had a 0.917 SV% and turned away 22 shots. Hogberg reinforced that the Ottawa Senators have a goalie for the future as he looked strong as ever, turning away all 16 shots he faced.

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Next Game

The Sens now have three days off until that face Montreal in Ottawa this Saturday.