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James van Riemsdyk, Peter Holland, Richard Panik

Leafs spoil Sens’ playoff chances (again)


For the second time in eight days the Toronto Maple Leafs delivered a blow to the Ottawa Senators’ playoff hopes.

Last Saturday, Eric Brewer scored in overtime as the Leafs edged the Sens 4-3.

On Sunday night it was Peter Holland playing spoiler. The Leafs center, who returned from a 10 game absence, scored in the seventh round of the shootout as Toronto beat Ottawa 3-2.

The Sens remain two points back of the Penguins, Red Wings and Bruins. All four clubs have three games remaining.

With Ottawa’s loss, the Washington Capitals have clinched a berth in the playoffs.

Joffrey Lupul opened the scoring at 3:10 of the first.

After Erik Karlsson scored his 21st of the season to tie it 1-1, James van Riemsdyk gave Toronto a 2-1 lead.

Karlsson becomes the first Senators defenseman in franchise history to record 21 goals in a single season. With his assist on the goal, Kyle Turris established a new career high for points in a season (59).

Mark Stone netted his 22nd of the season 1:09 into the third to force overtime.

Jonathan Bernier made 43 saves in the win while Andrew Hammond stopped 36 shots in the loss.

Luke Schenn ‘unlikely to play the rest of the season’

Luke Schenn

Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced today that defenseman Luke Schenn is “unlikely to play the rest of the season” due to a lower-body injury.

“We will give final medical information when we have it in full,” said Hextall.

Assuming he doesn’t play again, Schenn will finish 2014-15 with three goals and 11 assists in 58 games. The 25-year-old is signed through next season, after which he can become an unrestricted free agent.

Schenn was traded from Toronto to Philadelphia in 2012, in return for James van Riemsdyk. The fifth overall pick in 2008, Schenn has mostly struggled to live up to his draft pedigree.

Related: Flyers announce Simmonds, MacDonald done for the season with injuries

Leafs deliver blow to Sens’ playoff hopes

James van Riemsdyk, Jonathan Bernier

Eric Brewer scored the overtime winner as the Toronto Maple Leafs erased a 3-1 deficit to edge the Ottawa Senators 4-3 Saturday night.

Tyler Bozak netted his first career hat trick and added an assist while line mates Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk each had three assists in the win.

An Ottawa win would’ve vaulted the Sens back into the playoff picture. With the loss, the Senators remain a point back of the Boston Bruins for the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. Ottawa has one game in hand on Boston.

The win snaps a seven-game losing streak for the Leafs. Toronto has won just six times in their last 34 games.

Mark Stone and Curtis Lazar gave Ottawa a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.

Kyle Turris made it 3-1 midway through the second period.

Craig Anderson, who was making his first start since March 10, made 27 saves in the loss.

James Reimer stopped 22 shots in the win.