When the Ottawa Senators returned to the ice Sunday, for the first time since knocking the Montreal Canadiens out of the playoffs on Thursday, there was a jump in the players’ strides.
The smile was peeking out from underneath Paul MacLean’s mustache.
The Sens stopped their season-high five-game losing slide with a much-needed victory on Thursday night.
Supported by spectacular goaltending since October, Ottawa Senators rookie defenceman Patrick Wiercioch knows he’s living a charmed life.
While the band of replacements play on, the Ottawa Senators’ injured marquee players are slowly getting back on their feet.
Something smelled awful in the Big Apple Tuesday night, according to New York Rangers coach John Tortorella. It was the NHL game being played.