The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators are set to ignite the battle of Ontario again this week at the Air Canada Center in downtown Toronto. This game will mark the third of five meetings between the teams this season with each having one home win going in to this game.
Both teams are in a dead heat in the Eastern Conference standings, sitting fifth and sixth with 28 points in 23 games played. The Leafs have two more wins than the Senators with 14, but they have also lost two more with nine losses to the Senators seven.
Injuries have hit both teams pretty hard throughout the schedule so far, with Ottawa hurt most by injuries to Jason Spezza, Erik Karlsson, and Craig Anderson for extended periods of time. Joffrey Lupul, Matt Frattin, and James Reimer have all missed time for Toronto.
There will be talent on display in abundance on Wednesday night, and Injured players included, these two Ontario based teams can boast some of the most electrifying players in the NHL today.
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(Note: players who are currently injured have been included in this article)