May 10, 2013
Senators savour playoff series victory over Canadiens
By BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

The Senators celebrate their series victory over the Canadiens in Montreal on Thursday night. (Martin Chevalier/QMI Agency)

OTTAWA - The Senators took a much-needed break Friday.

After sending the Montreal Canadiens packing with a first-round upset, they'll have the weekend to rest, relax and get in a couple of days of practice before they find out where they're headed for Round 2 of the playoffs.

While it would appear the Senators are on course to face Sidney Crosby, villain Matt Cooke and the Pittsburgh Penguins, the latter team still has to knock the New York Islanders out of the playoffs to finalize the matchup. Game 6 of that series is Saturday night.

If the Penguins win Game 6, a series against Ottawa could start as early as Tuesday in Pittsburgh. If the Penguins lose and win the series in Game 7, the series would likely be pushed back to Wednesday.

For 24 hours, the Senators just wanted to bask in the glory of their victory. With apologies to Fleetwood Mac, they didn't want to start thinking about tomorrow because it will soon be here.



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