OTTAWA _ The Senators have returned to the post-season.
They are back where they belong.
A lot left to be decided in the final week of the season.
Where they are going to finish is a big thing.
My guess is they will play the Boston Bruins in the first round.
Ottawa is going to beat Carolina tomorrow night.
I don’t think the Washington Capitals are going to win out.
So, it will likely be the Bruins.
The Senators were 1-5 against the Bruins this year.
Not sure it is the best matchup for Ottawa.
For now, the Senators just enjoying being in the playoffs.
They can worry about the first round matchup when it’s settled.
A lot players have stepped up this year.
- Captain Daniel Alfredsson has led by example.
- Centre Jason Spezza is an MVP candidate.
- Defenceman Erik Karlsson has led the offensive attack on the blueline.
- Winger Milan Michalek is having a career year.
- Goalie Craig Anderson has made the big saves.
- Veterans Chris Phillips, Filip Kuba and Sergei Gonchar have been better.
- Coach Paul MacLean deserves credit.
Bring on the payoffs. Let the ride begin. Should be fun.