Playoff fever has been in the air here for several days, but it was hitting a fever pitch in the hours leading up to the series opener between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens.
Now that Ottawa Senators fans can stop chewing their fingernails, knowing that a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs is finally guaranteed, it’s time for a fun Friday morning exam question.
Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson is saying all the right things with the club in the midst of an atrocious road trip, having lost five consecutive games and on the cusp of losing control of its once secure playoff spot.
Mika Zibanejad turns 20 next Thursday, but the way Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean sees it, the rookie centre turned into an adult over the past eight months.
The road trip south of the border is fast becoming a road trip to nowhere for the Ottawa Senators.
Everything in life is relative and in the case of the injury-ravaged Ottawa Senators, injuries which turn out to be minor are now being regarded as positive news.