Ottawa's magical playoff run ended Thursday night with a knuckle-ball shot in double OT of Game 7 of the East final in Pittsburgh, but there's plenty to celebrate about the Senators' improbable march to within one goal of the Stanley Cup final.
Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz stood shoulder to shoulder at centre ice as midnight approached, crowd on its feet, Prince of Wales Trophy in hand. Another shot at the Stanley Cup in the offing.
While the sting was still fresh from a defeat in double overtime, the Ottawa Senators were already hopefully looking to the future after Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final. But unfortunately for the Senators, another deep playoff run doesn't appear likely in the near future.
Pittsburgh's Chris Kunitz scored in the second overtime period, bringing the Ottawa Senators' storybook spring to an end after a 3-2 loss to the Penguins Thursday in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final.
Don Cherry was clearly bothered by Phil Kessel's routine prior to Game 7 between the Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night, so the Coach's Corner commentator took the opportunity to rip the Penguins forward during the first intermission.
The Senators may have had their playoff dreams dashed in a Game 7 double overtime heartbreaker to the Pittsburgh Penguins, but Ottawa fans say they're proud the underdogs made it this far in the chase for the Stanley Cup.
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