Ottawa Senators Playoff Schedule
The Ottawa Senators have their sights set on the postseason in 2014-15 and will
stop at nothing to reach their goal. The Senators look to have a playoff-caliber roster that could take the Eastern Conference
by storm this season, and fans will be eager to see if their team can reach the postseason. The Senators just barely missed
out on making the playoffs last year, and they're looking to change that this time around. Ottawa will be competing hard all
season long to make the playoffs, where the best teams in the Eastern Conference will be waiting for them.
will have to play the best of the best in the postseason. The Boston Bruins earned the top seed in the conference last year
and will be looking to do so yet again. If the Senators match up with them in the playoffs then it's sure to be a hard-fought
series. The New York Rangers were able to represent the conference in the Stanley Cup Finals last year, so they're likely
to be a force yet again. If the Sens make the playoffs, their games are sure to be rife with action.
The current Ottawa Senators started off as an expansion team in 1992, but the original Senators played in the
NHL from the Twenties until they moved to St. Luis in 1934. Hockey fans in Ottawa were thrilled to have an NHL team back in
their city and came out in droves to see the new Senators. It did not take long before the Senators rewarded their fans with
success a few short years later when they were division champions in 1999. Since then the Senators have made the playoffs
twelve times in fourteen years, have won the President's Trophy in 2003, won four division titles, and made it to the Stanley
Cup Finals in 2007. In just over 20 years, the Ottawa Senators have established a strong history of hockey excellence, giving
their fans some big-time thrills in the process. The Ottawa Senators schedule is always absolutely loaded with must-see match
ups, as the Senators routinely go up against some of the best teams that the NHL has to offer. But while the regular season
is amazing, it's a whole different experience to see the Senators in the playoffs, so come out and see all of the match ups
the way they were meant to be seen.
Hockey fans in general are some of the most passionate
sports fans around, but nothing quite matches the fanaticism surrounding the NHL playoffs and fans of the Ottawa Senators
are some of the most dedicated and vociferous fans in the entire NHL. On game day at Canadian Tire Centre the fans file in
and take their seats and that is when the cheering and chanting begins. As the clock winds down closer and closer to the dropping
of the puck the crowd works itself into a frenzy. Finally both teams are ready for face off and the excitement really begins.
Thunderous, bone rattling hits, incredible displays of speed and agility, powerful slapshots, and tremendous saves set the
arena on fire for the following three periods of world class college hockey. By the time the final buzzer sounds your voice
is hoarse and your palms are stinging from clapping and giving high fives and you will already be planning a return trip.
Everything is ratcheted up a notch during the NHL playoffs and the further teams advance the more intense the competition
becomes. If you thought regular season NHL games were exciting, just wait until you experience an NHL playoff game live and
Ottawa Senators Trivia
How many division championships have the Senators won since re-entering
The answer is four, the first of which came during the 1998-99 season. The most recent division title was
won by the Sens in 2005-06. The Atlantic Division is in some ways new to the NHL after the 2013 realignment when the former
Atlantic Division was renamed the Northeast Division and the current Atlantic Division was created out of teams the Northeast
Division, the Southeast Division, and the Central Division. From the 2013-2014 season on look for the newly reconstructed
Atlantic Division to be one of the premiere divisions not only in the Eastern Conference but in the entire NHL.
Fans of the Senators are known as the Sens Army and frequently dress as Roman legionaries for games in
addition to having Red Rallies where cars are decorated to show their support of the team. The area outside of Canadian Tire
Centre on Elgin Street is filed with pubs and restaurants and has come to be known as Sens Mile. The tradition started when
the Senators made the Stanley Cup Finals and fans celebrated a victory in the streets outside the arena, soon local officials
began closing off the street after every game of the Finals.