With a playoff spot locked up after back to back wins over the weekend, Paul MacLean elected to give his team a full day off.
And while the Senators won’t know their first round opponent for at least another day, it certainly appears as though they are on a collision course with the defending Stanley Cup Champion, Boston Bruins.
When you consider the fact that the Bruins have owned the Sens the last couple of seasons and are the defending champs, the Senators would definitely be the underdogs heading into that first round match up. The way this season has gone so far, I think that’s a role that suite the Senators just fine.
One reason why the Bruins have had so much success against Ottawa the last couple of seasons has been the play of Tim Thomas. With that in mind, Senators fans are already coming up with ways to get into the head of the opposition’s goalie. And after a highly publicized decision to not go with the White House earlier this season, it appears as though fans in the Nation’s Capital have found their ammo.
Chants are always a good way to get in the opposing goalie’s head space during a game and why not a little “Yes We Can” chant to get the attention of Timmy. Or if that’s not enough to throw Timmy T off his game, how about having Sens fans dress in white, with white towels, and rename SBP, The White House.
Welcome to the White House, Mr. Thomas.
Senators fans will have a chance to practice these ideas on Thursday night when the Sens close out their home schedule against the Boston Bruins.