Tonight's game plan: Be early

DEREK PUDDICOMBE -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:19 AM ET

Tonight could be the Senators' last kick at the Cup.

With the possibility of the home team being shot down by a bunch of ducks, Sens fans are going to want to be prepared for what could be a big letdown or, if they win, a revitalized team and city.

So with that in mind, fans who intend on continuing their diehard support to the dire end might want to keep a few things in mind when they descend on downtown.

First, wherever you plan to plant your butt to watch the game, get there early.

As thousands more fans are expected to make the pilgrimage to Sens Mile and Festival Plaza -- the Red Zone at Scotiabank is closed because of a concert -- vantage points to watch the game are critical.

COMFY CHAIR

With a monstrous screen set up on plaza grounds outside City Hall it's best to make sure you bring a comfortable lawn chair, especially if the game reaches overtime.

And because you won't be able to move, a cooler stocked with your favourite beverage, non-alcoholic of course, and a few treats is in the cards.

Setting up in the middle of the grounds is preferable to ensure a good look at the action from Anaheim.

Those who want the comfort of a restaurant or bar will need to stake out their territory by 5 p.m. at the very latest otherwise be prepared to be disappointed.

If you can't get there early, make sure you are wearing a comfortable pair of shoes because you will be watching from the street.

Getting a seat close to the dozens of big screens in any number of the bars is essential.

Most of all what you don't want to leave behind is your spirit and belief that our hockey team can win, but those are two items Sens fans have plenty of to spare this year.


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