Ottawa Senators back on the ice

Ottawa Senators Eric Gryba (left) and Colin Greening battle during team practice at the Senplex...

Ottawa Senators Eric Gryba (left) and Colin Greening battle during team practice at the Senplex Wednesday February 19,2014. (ERROL MCGIHON/QMI Agency)

AEDAN HELMER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:11 PM ET

They had the last 10 days off, so what was an extra 45 minutes wait for the Senators to squeeze in some must-see TV.

The Senators hit the ice for the first time since an ugly beatdown in Boston last Saturday, but not before teammates could gather around the tube to cheer on comrades and countrymen in Sochi.

And clearly, blood runs thicker than water in the Senators dressing room with Canada and the U.S. set to clash in Friday's Olympic semifinal.


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