Five things to watch for in the “Battle” of Ontario

The Leafs will look to continue their unbeaten streak out of the All-Star break as they head to Ottawa to take on the Senators. The Sens will, uh, probably also look for the Leafs to remain undefeated out of the All-Star break as they tank for Alexis Lafreniere.

1. Jason Spezza faces the Sens as a Leaf
This will be the first time the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators have played each other since all the way back on opening night on Oct. 2. It’ll also be the first time that Jason Spezza faces his former club with his hometown team.
As you surely remember, Mike Babcock inexplicably benched Spezza for the Leafs’ season opener against the Sens despite the veteran forward having a handful of family and friends in attendance. Can you remember who made it into the lineup instead of Spezza in that game? It was Nick Shore. That’s right, Nick Shore. Babcock so badly needed to get Nick Shore into the game that Spezza, the Ottawa Senators legend, couldn’t open the season for his hometown club, the Toronto Maple Leafs, in front of his family.
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Author: Cam Lewis / The Leafs Nation

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