Game seven, closing time for either the Ottawa Senators or the New York Rangers and depending on which side of that divide you're on, it could be the night where one team sheds a game seven curse or the other once again finds success in a rink city that is used to them from time to time.
Much has been made of the troubles the Senators have with game seven's, something that Captain Daniel Alfredssson addressed on Wednesday, suggesting that there is no time like the present to finally put that particular issue to rest for good.
Spoken like a true Captain, the Sens leader seems to be back to a more level headed approach to the game, that on the heels of his frustrations on the Ottawa bench on Monday night, a moment very un-Alfie like and one that the captain apparently discussed at length with his coach.
The Rangers meanwhile, are back in their more familiar surroundings, where the boisterous nature of the home side's fan base can sometimes be the difference between victory and loss, especially once the Blue shirts jump out to a lead.
The Sens will want to keep the crowd subdued and the Rangers off the scoreboard should they wish to find success in this first round, the omens are good for them from elsewhere, more than a few of the underdogs have risen to the challenge in this first round, Thursday will deliver us the news on whether the Sens too will join the upset express currently roaring through the NHL's first round.
Game Seven-- Ottawa 1 at New York 2
RANGERS WIN the series 4 games to 3
Previews and Reviews
Ottawa Sun-- Sens' season ends in Game 7 heartbreak
Ottawa Sun-- Defensive lapse costs Sens series
Ottawa Sun-- Heartbroken Sens fans still proud
Ottawa Citizen-- Curtain finally falls on Senators' surprise season
Ottawa Citizen-- Rangers locked it down
Ottawa Citizen-- Senators exceeded expectations, but missed opportunity hurts
New York Post-- Rangers defeat Senators in Game 7, advance to play Capitals
New York Post-- Rangers start second round Saturday
New York Post-- Defensemen Girardi, Staal power Rangers on both ends
New York Post-- Rangers rookie Kreider plays key minutes in Game 7 win
New York Post-- Tough series will serve Rangers well in long run
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers beat Ottawa Senators in first-round Stanley Cup ...
NY Daily News-- Testy NY Rangers coach John Tortorella knows Senators series is ...
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers defensemen Dan Girardi and Marc Staal go on the offensive...
Toronto Star-- NY Rangers eliminate last Canadian team from Stanley Cup chase
Globe and Mail-- Senators ousted from playoffs
National Post-- Senators fall short as Rangers move on
Ottawa Sun-- Sens' Karlsson needs to do more
Ottawa Sun-- Sens need to make Game 7 history
Ottawa Sun-- On the road to who knows where
Ottawa Sun-- Senators head for New York, Game 7
Ottawa Sun-- Accusations didn't worry Michalek
Ottawa Sun-- No Garden party on MSG ice for Anderson
Ottawa Sun-- Gladiators hope to steal Game 7
Ottawa Sun-- Devout fans make trip for Game 7
Ottawa Sun-- Sens Nation can cheer at the Bank
Ottawa Sun-- Gameday: Sens vs. Rangers Game 7
Ottawa Sun-- Alfie says sorry for temper tantrum
Ottawa Citizen-- Senators believe this Game 7 will be different
Ottawa Citizen-- Not exactly seventh heaven
Ottawa Citizen-- Rangers hope home ice finally means something with season on the line
Ottawa Citizen-- Deciding game an "opportunity to do something great"
Ottawa Citizen-- I was just doing my job: MacLean
Ottawa Citizen-- Who gets the call in Game 7?
Ottawa Citizen-- Senators regroup after tough home loss
Ottawa Citizen-- Conspiracies, inconsistencies, threats and lineup questions
New York Post-- Gaborik key player in Rangers Game 7 vs. Senators tonight
New York Post-- Former Rangers defenseman Beukeboom ready for Game 7
New York Post-- Rangers compare Game 7 to Winter Classic
New York Post-- Rangers ready to rally behind captain Callahan
New York Post-- Callahan misses Rangers practice for "maintenance"
New York Post-- Rangers need regular-season strengths to win Game 7
New York Post-- Senators pest Neil has Rangers' attention
New York Post-- Rangers rookie Kreider impresses coach
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers looking for Madison Square Garden crowd to be lively...
NY Daily News-- Henrik Lundqvist named Vezina Trophy finalist
NY Daily News-- Video shows Ottawa Senators forward Milan Michalek kick ...
Globe and Mail-- Sens vs. Rangers: Something's got to give
Globe and Mail-- Did Alfredsson return too soon?
Globe and Mail-- Five keys to Game 7
Toronto Star-- Relax, Senators, the heat's all on the other guys
National Post-- Senators confident they can be the first to win Game 7
National Post-- Senators must keep their composure in Game 7 against Rangers
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