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Winning goal infuriates Joseph

KANATA, Ontario (AP) -- The Ottawa Senators accomplished their objective -- get to Toronto goalie Curtis Joseph.

Rob Zamuner's second goal of the game past an angry Joseph helped the Senators end an eight-game playoff losing streak Monday night with a 4-3 victory over the Maple Leafs.

Curtis Joseph, referee Mick McGeough
Toronto's Cujo turned rabid after the Sens' fourth goal. The Leafs goalie felt he was interfered with on the play.
The Leafs still lead 2-1 in the best-of-7 Eastern Conference first-round series. Game 4 is Wednesday night at the Corel Centre.

Joseph faced just 15 shots and was given a misconduct penalty for abusing referee Mick McGeough after Zamuner's second goal, at 14:17 of the third period.

The goalie, incensed at interference in the crease as Alfredsson wrestled with defenseman Cory Cross, skated out to argue, "lost an edge" and took McGeough down with him. Joseph stayed in the game as Cross served the penalty.

"If I was going to do that to a referee -- which I wouldn't do -- I wouldn't slide into him and have him fall on top of me," a much calmer Joseph said after the game. "I was just frustrated. I could see the puck and couldn't get to it."

The NHL is likely to review the incident to determine if a suspension is warranted.

Daniel Alfredsson and Colin Forbes also scored for the Senators.

"It's ironic -- we usually outshoot opponents," Zamuner said. "This time, we didn't get the shots but we got the win. So hey, don't ask questions."

Steve Thomas, Dmitri Khristich and Jonas Hoglund beat Tom Barrasso, who made 31 saves in response to criticism for soft goals in two Toronto victories last week.

"Feelings are overrated," Barrasso said. "It's getting the job done that matters. We did a lot of things well and we had great enthusiasm. We finished our checks. There were a lot of areas to improve and we have to keep doing that."

Ottawa, swept last season by Buffalo, had not won a playoff game since a victory over Washington in the second round in 1998.

The Senators, accused of playing passive in a 5-1 loss Saturday night at Toronto, slammed every Leafs player who touched the puck. Ottawa drew an early two-man advantage when Alyn McCauley and Kevyn Adams took penalties.

Ottawa outhit Toronto 38-29.

Alfredsson's shot from the left side slipped between Joseph's legs at 5:24 of the opening period, giving Ottawa the lead for the first time in the series.

Zamuner made it 2-0 when his pass across the crease went in off Thomas Kaberle's skate at 9:44 of the second, but Thomas banged in Gerald Diduck's rebound to put Toronto on the board 19 seconds later.

A turnover at the red line allowed the low-scoring Forbes to sweep in on the right side and beat Joseph high with a backhander 5:27 into the third.

Khristich banged in a Darcy Tucker pass on a power play at 10:18 before Zamuner's long shot got through. Hoglund got one back with 17 seconds left, making it 4-3.

Toronto's Nik Antropov left the game 7:40 into the first with an apparent knee injury after he missed Chris Phillips with a hit and banged heavily into the boards.

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Ottawa 4
Toronto 3

Pittsburgh 4
Washington 3

Detroit 2
Los Angeles 1

Colorado 4
Phoenix 2

San Jose 2
St. Louis 1

 Curtis Joseph reacts angrily to Rob Zamuner's goal.
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 Steve Thomas beats Tom Barrasso for the goal.
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 Daniel Alfredsson fires the puck past Curtis Joseph.
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 A day later, Curtis Joseph still feels it was interference.
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 Andre Roy reacts to the CuJo incident.
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 Curtis Joseph talks to the press about his tirade.
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 Pat Quinn says Rob Zamuner's goal should not have counted.
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