Alfredsson is captain crunch for Senators

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BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:50 PM ET

He's the up-front leader who always has their backs.

As they prepare to face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern semi-final Wednesday at home, the Senators are alive and kicking in many ways thanks to Daniel Alfredsson's buzzer beater Sunday that sent Game 3 to overtime.

No surprise, the captain came through in the crunch.

"It was unbelievable," said defenceman Marc Methot on Tuesday. "Of all the guys. it was our captain that ties that up. What do you say? He's been an unbelievable leader on this hockey team. He gets us up and motivated.

"He's arguably the hardest worker in practice. We just follow his lead. For him to score that goal is well-deserved."

Really, the goal was the difference in making this Game 4 against the Penguins meaningful. If Alfredsson doesn't score -- and Colin Greening isn't able to pot the winner in the second overtime -- the Senators are behind 3-0 in the series.


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