BOSTON – Apparently, it was only a coincidence that U2 was blaring inside the Boston Bruins dressing room as Bruins players extolled the virtues of Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson Thursday morning.
A few games back, Senators winger Erik Condra joked that when a long shootout comes, coach Paul MacLean simply puts all the players’ names in a hat, closes his eyes and picks out those who will get a chance to shoot.
At the end of a rare hour-long Ottawa Senators practice on Monday, Mika Zibanejad stayed on the ice for some extra work. Zibanejed spent time deflecting pucks from assistant coach Jason Smith. After Smith left, Zibanejad took shots on his own.