At the end of the Wednesday night's Senators game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, even team captain Daniel Alfredsson was not optimistic about the team's chances of taking the series.

The CBC's Ashley Burke set out to find some inspiration for the Sens as they head to Pittsburgh for Game 5.

She came across former Olympian Elizabeth Manley, who had a lot of advice for the team.

Manley, almost dropped out of the 1988 Calgary Olympics.

The 21-year-old was skating with a fever of 105 degrees. Mentally she had given up until Canada's hockey team showed up to watch her practice. See the raw video above.