January 20, 2013
Senators excited for sold-out home opener
By DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

Senators goaltender Robin Lehner makes a save on Jakob Silfverberg during practice at the Sensplex in Ottawa on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

OTTAWA - It's been a full nine-month long wait for this baby -- the first NHL game at Scotiabank Place since April 23 -- and the Senators are going to make sure nobody goes home disappointed.

They've promised since the lockout ended they're going to say their sorrys by playing hard, which is something they can control and is generally enough to appease the customers. Will it be enough for the desired result? Maybe, but to win they're going to have to change some trends.

Remember, coach Paul MacLean's team was victorious in just one of its last five regular-season home games last season, and only once in its three playoff games against the New York Rangers.



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