Senators have history with Game 7: Rarely have truer words been written: “Not that this was the Senators’ chosen path, it is their fallback option,” columnist Wayne Scanlan wrote in the Ottawa Citizen. “And they may regret, dearly, that Game 7 was even necessary.”
The Senators had a chance to complete a first-round upset of the top-seeded New York Rangers on Monday night, but allowed three goals in the second period to lose 3-2 at home. Ottawa will face New York in Game 7 on Thursday. They have never won a Game 7.