Senators in 5: Dalton

DEREK PUDDICOMBE -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 10:11 AM ET

The Ottawa Senators' strongest political ally says the team will take the Sabres in five games.

While in town yesterday to take care of some official business, Premier Dalton McGuinty took in the first game of Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs with two of his children.

"It will be a hockey fan match extraordinaire," said McGuinty, who often refers to the team as "my Ottawa Senators."

He's not the team's only political ally. Mayor Bob Chiarelli spent part of yesterday hammering out the details of a friendly wager with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.

They've agreed that the mayor of the losing team will fly the opposing team's flag, wear an opposing team's jersey during a council meeting and exchange a delicacy.

If Chiarelli loses, he'll fill up on Buffalo wings. If Brown loses, he'll have the chance to wash his down with some Heritage beer.

derek.puddicombe@ott.sunpub.com


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