The Senators may say it’s just another hockey game, but Wednesday’s date with Daniel Alfredsson and the Red Wings is one they’ve likely had circled on their calendars for a while.
“They’re a good team,” said Chris Neil, who admitted it will be strange seeing his former captain wearing the winged wheel in Detroit, where Alfredsson has been scoring at a point-a-game clip.
“It’ll be a little weird, obviously to see him on a another team, but I think that’s behind us. It’s no different than any other game, we’ve got to go in and work hard. Obviously if we’re not ready to go they’re a good team and they’re going to make you pay, so we can’t be taking as many penalties as we have been. That’s something we have to clamp down on in this locker room.”