Fans hit airport, Sens Mile to celebrate series win over Rangers

The Ottawa Senators earned the franchise's third trip to the Eastern Conference final and fans celebrated along Sens Mile and by greeting the team at the Ottawa airport overnight.

Senators defeated Rangers 4-2 Tuesday, won series in 6 games

The Ottawa Senators celebrate after Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored an empty-net goal to put a nail in the coffin of the New York Rangers in Game 6. (Frank Franklin II/The Associated Press)

The Ottawa Senators earned a berth in the Eastern Conference final with a 4-2 win over the New York Rangers in Game 6.

The game wrapped up around 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday and fans watching at establishments along Sens Mile (Elgin Street) hit the streets to celebrate the win.

Clarification: they hit the sidewalks.

They only took over the crosswalks when the light was red for vehicles travelling along Elgin.

A few hours later, a group of even more rabid fans went a step further.

The Senators immediately flew out of New York City and arrived back in Ottawa between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. ET Wednesday.

When they arrived at the airport, clearly tired and ready for a well-earned sleep, a large group cheered them on.

The Senators now wait to find out who they will play in the next round.

Game 7 between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins takes place on Wednesday night, with the winner going on to face the Sens.

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