Sens stand behind Alfie's guarantee

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 12:30 PM ET

 The Senators weren't going to complain about captain Daniel Alfredsson's guarantee of a series victory.

 "You have to believe it," Ottawa GM John Muckler said yesterday. "And, if you don't believe it, then you shouldn't be in that dressing room wearing a Senators sweater."

  Determined to make sure the Senators give everything they've got with their season on the line tonight in Game 6 at the Corel Centre, Alfredsson wasn't backing down when he was asked about the subject yesterday.

 "We know that we're capable of beating them if we give our best effort," said Alfredsson. "We're going to win and then we're going to go down there and face them in Game 7. We all still feel that we can win this series."

 None of the Senators were worried that Alfredsson was putting any extra pressure on the team by making the guarantee.

 "Everybody in this room believes that we can still win and that we've got the people who can get the job done," said Senators D Zdeno Chara. "If we play our best game, and I think that's what people are going to see, then we've got a good chance to win here.

 "We will play our best hockey because we have to play our best hockey. We didn't play our best hockey in (Game 5), but that's over. We have to put it behind us. We have to do the little things. We have to make sacrifices and we need to have everybody going."

 BABY SENS CALLED UP: With Binghamton eliminated from the playoffs by Norfolk on Friday, the Senators recalled G Ray Emery, LW Josh Langfeld, C Serge Payer and D Julien Vauclair yesterday. They will remain in Ottawa as long as the Senators are in the post-season.

 LINEUP CHANGES?: Don't be surprised if C Jason Spezza sits out Game 6 tonight and is replaced by W Antoine Vermette. There's also a possibility that D Brian Pothier could be benched in favour of D Anton Volchenkov.


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