April 25, 2012
Sens head for New York, Game 7
By BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency
OTTAWA - The Senators will have to give their regards to Broadway.
The team held what could be its final practice of the season Wednesday at Scotiabank Place. Then, they jumped on a charter flight to La Guardia to prepare to play the New York Rangers in Game 7 Thursday night.
Game time has been set at 7 p.m.
The Senators say they just want to stay calm.
“We've just got to prepare like we're going into battle,” said goalie Craig Anderson. “It’s all going to depend on how we play. It’s do-or-die mentality. It’s lay everything out there because there is no tomorrow.
“We have an opportunity to do something great and keep pushing forward. It comes down to us giving a full 60-minute effort and going in the same direction. We have everyone work together and laying it out there, we can look at ourselves in the mirror and say we gave it our all regardless of the result.”
Senators centre Zenon Konopka and defenceman Matt Carkner weren’t on the ice Wednesday. Coach Paul MacLean said both were given a “maintenance” day.
Blueliner Mark Borowiecki was at practice and travelled to New York with the team.