Playoff hockey in Ottawa?

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 2:27 PM ET

ATLANTA - There could be playoff hockey in Ottawa after all this spring.

And it would involve the Senators ... well, the Binghamton Senators.

The Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin reported today that because of scheduling conflicts at the Broome County Arena, the club's AHL affiliate could be forced to move at least some of its playoff dates to Scotiabank Place.

"We're looking at a lot of different options, and it'll depend on which team we wind up playing in the first round," Binghamton Senators president Tom Mitchell said. "And of course, we've got to get there first.

"Right now, there's three different teams out there that we could possibly play."

The Baby Sens are trying to hold off a push from the Philadelphia Phantoms for the final playoff spot in their division.

The newspaper report said Hershey and Bridgeport are Binghamton's two most likely first round opponents -- and both of those teams also have building issues to sort out for scheduling playoff games.


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