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Larisa Yurkiw believed she should compete with the best in the world in the Olympics, and shell get that chance Wednesday in the womens downhill at Rosa Khutor. When the best Canadian womens speed racers from the 2010 Winter Olympics soon retired and Yurkiw endured injury woes with after effects that extended into years, official Alpine Canada funding dried up. The dollars were targeted at the emerging women on the team, all technical specialists. Yurkiw poured tens of thousands of her own dollars into a bid to make the Sochi Olympics, and raised more than six figures from private individuals and businesses to back her quest. Racing as an independent under coach Kurt Mayr, Yurkiw earned Tier 1 qualification for Sochi with a pair of top 12 results this season, a seventh-place finish in the season-opening downhill in Lake Louise, Alta., and a sixth place at Altenmarkt, Austria last month. The Owen Sound, Ont., native was aiming to compete at the Vancouver Games but tore up her left knee in a crash in December 2009. Yurkiw didnt participate in a full season again until 2012-13, but didnt crack the top 20 in any races, which put her at a career crossroads at just 25 years of age. In what seemed like another cruel blow after all her hard work, Yurkiw went down in a training run in Sochi last week. But she recovered to post the ninth fastest time in the last training session. The contenders There wont be a repeat Olympic downhill champion as American ski star Lindsey Vonn of the United States underwent knee surgery, but 2010 silver medallist Julia Mancuso and bronze recipient Liz Goergl are competing in Russia. Both are capable of getting back to the podium. Mancuso hasnt enjoyed great World Cup results this season, but now owns four career Olympic medals after earning a bronze in Mondays super-combined. The Hawaiian resident did so on the strength of a downhill that was nearly a half-second faster than the next best skier, Lara Gut of Switzerland. Goergls two World Cup wins this season (one downhill, one super-G) have come in the last month, while Gut, Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden of Austria and Slovenias Tina Maze also own downhill wins this season. Maria Hoefl-Riesch, with three, is the only skier with multiple downhill wins this season. The German veteran would have to be considered co-favourite along with Mancuso for the downhill, after winning her third career Olympic gold medal in Mondays super-combined. She is also the overall World Cup points leader. Dominique Gisin of Switzerland hasnt been on the World Cup podium since late 2011, but served notice she could be a factor with a winning training session earlier this week. 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As for how he plans on celebrating his second hat trick of the season, Kessel said, "Go home and hang out." Bozak, who also shares an apartment in Toronto with Kessel, was shocked to see the forward talking to the media post-game. "Its pretty funny, surprised he talked to you guys today. Mustve had a good night I guess," joked Bozak. "Hes always played well since hes been here. Hes always put up points and done great things for our team, but Ive been starting to get some points now with him and thats been fun." Nazem Kadri and Joffrey Lupul had the other goals for the Leafs (30-21-6), who have won six straight at Air Canada Centre - their longest stretch since winning 10 in a row to conclude the 2006-07 season. Chris Neil scored twice and set up Colin Greening for the Senators (24-21-10), who have lost all three meetings between the Ontario rivals. It was Neils second career three-point game with his last one coming April 6, 2010 against Florida. Craig Anderson made 30 saves for Ottawa while Jonathan Bernier made 23 saves for the Leafs in the win. Bozak fed Kessel in front at 14:01 of the third period for his third goal of the night and 30th of the season to give the Leafs a 4-3 lead. The goal leaves Kessel alone in second among NHL goal scorers. Kessels first hat trick of the season came Oct. 22 against the Anaheim Ducks. "His skating always stands out and his shot on the second goal," said Lupul of Kessels play. "But you know when hes really playing well cause of how hes competing on pucks down low in the offensive end, turning his back, protecting the puck. Hes been doing that for a while now." Bozak then added an insurance marker at 18:27, one timing a Kessel feed past Anderson for his 11th of the season. Kadri added an empty netter with 28 seconds remaining. Kessel gave Toronto its first lead of the game at 7:34 of the third period on a power play, beating Anderson top corner with a wrist shot from the top of the face-off circle for his 29th of the season. Cody Franson picked up his 100th career assist on the goal. "I think with Phil, hes been classified as this one type of player and we think that hes got more of an all-round ability too," said Leafs coach Randy Carlyle. "He can distribute the puck, he can pass the puck and he can find people. He can do a lot more things than just shoot." Torontos lead was short-lived as less than two minutes later, Neil tied it 3-3 at 9:06 jamming home a loose puck. The play was reviewed before it was determined the puck just inched over the goal line for Neils eighth of the season. Ottawa had a 2-0 lead midway through the second period and had an excellent chance take a three-goal lead near the 11 minute mark as Erik Karlsson beat Beernier with a shot glove-side, but hit the post.dddddddddddd "I felt we played hard. We gave up some chances in the second, but I thought we settled it down there in the third and got back after them," said Neil, who snapped a 12-game goalless drought in the loss. "I dont think its a 6-3 hockey game, thats for sure. It was pretty close back and forth." Toronto cut Ottawas lead in half two minutes later as Kessel put home a James van Riemsdyk feed. The Leafs completed the comeback at 14:39 of the middle frame on a questionable play. Kadri hit Senators defenceman Cody Ceci from behind and then centred the loose puck to Lupul for his 17th. Despite the Ottawa protest and the referees discussing amongst themselves, there was no penalty on the play. "He was actually looking up, looking up ice I think from what I remember when I was kind of engaging him," said Kadri. "I think he turned to just give himself a little more room at that point Im just fully committed to the hit and I just finished my check. "To be honest, I did let up a little bit and the puck was laying there and I just put it in front." Added Ceci: "I just kind of showed my back a bit hoping hed slow up and ended up face first in the boards and then they scored right on the play. It was a tough play, tough play for me. It was unfortunate I didnt get a call on the play and they ended up tying the game with that." As for the non-call, Ceci said he was surprised. "I guess I couldve stayed down a little longer," he said. "But I just tried to get up as fast as I could to continue to play, and they end up scoring right after that. I just had to skate off and just kind of shocked that nothing came of it." Ottawa took a 2-0 lead at 6:46 of the middle frame as Greening finished off a 2-on-1 feed from Neil for his fifth of the season. Toronto had back-to-back first period power play opportunities courtesy of consecutive Cory Conacher minor penalties, but had just two shots to show for it. Neil opened the scoring at 19:07 of the first using Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly as a screen and beating Bernier glove-side for his seventh of the season and first in 12 games. Ottawa continues its three-game road trip Monday in Pittsburgh before concluding it in St. Louis on Tuesday. Toronto heads out on its final road trip prior to the Olympic break visiting Florida on Tuesday and Tampa Bay on Thursday. Notes: Leafs forward Carter Ashton missed Saturdays game with a hand injury. a Peter Holland sat out his first game with what Toronto coach Randy Carlyle called a lace bite. a Torontos Frazer McLaren, who missed eight games with a shoulder injury, returned to the lineup for the first time since Jan. 14. a Senators forward Cory Conacher played in his 100th career NHL game Saturday. a Ottawa defenceman, Chris Phillips missed his third straight game with a lower body injury. a Referee Paul Devorski became the fifth official to ever work his 1,500th NHL game Saturday night. Leafs forward Greg McKegg made his NHL debut in the win. a Carlyle said forward Trevor Smith (hand), who sustained another injury in the weight room earlier this week, will not travel on the upcoming road trip to Florida. ' ' '3 over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain restored its four-point lead over Lille at the top the French league by outclassing Lyon 4-0 Sunday. Edinson Cavani opened the scoring by heading home a corner from Lucas Moura in the 36th minute before Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted a penalty in the 41st. Thiago Silvaa added a third goal from close range in the 60th and Ibrahimovic sealed the win from the penalty spot in the 83rd.dddddddddddd. Ibrahimovic became the top scorer in the league with 11 goals, one more than Cavani, as PSG stretched its unbeaten run to 36 games in all competitions. ' ' 'd once and assisted on two other goals as he was clearly the best player on the ice.2. Canada wont miss Robby Fabbri, at least against Slovakia. The winger is out for the rest of the tournament with a high-ankle sprain, but having absurd forward depth means letting Brayden Point get more ice time, and thatll work out just fine.dddddddddddd3. The top line is almost unfair to have in this tournament. Max Domi, Sam Reinhart and Anthony Duclair continued to show that they can hold onto the puck in the offensive zone with ease and only let opponents have it when they feel charitable. ' ' '