Mogilny Delivers For Leafs

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2002 Playoffs

Alexander Mogilny scored twice as the Toronto Maple Leafs eliminated the Ottawa Senators from playoffs with a 3-0 victory.

"I don't understand what the fuss is all about," Mogilny said. "There's a bigger hurdle coming up. I don't know why everybody's so excited. The last time I checked you have to win four series."

Curtis Joseph stopped 19 shots and Bryan McCabe also scored for the Leafs, who advanced to the Eastern Conference finals.

"Whenever we face adversity, we don't pack it in at all," center Alyn McCauley said. "It seems the longer the series goes on, the longer the game goes on, the stronger we get. I don't know if that's the team character or conditioning, but it seems that way. Maybe we're just the marathon runners and not the sprint runners."

The Senators blew a 3-2 lead in the series and have never advanced beyond the second round in the playoffs. Ottawa is 0-2 in Game 7s, and has now been eliminated in three straight playoffs by Toronto.

"Failure to get it done. We had them on the ropes a few times," Ottawa defenseman Wade Redden said. "You can look back at a number of things throughout the series. We had them 2-1 at home, and Game 6 at home, and we couldn't. ..."

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