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Chris Kelly, left, Daniel Alfredsson, centre, Anton Volchenkov and the Senators have climbed up the Eastern Conference standings in the second half of the season. ((Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images))

A late-season charge has the Ottawa Senators and their fans thinking ahead to the playoffs. What are the team's chances in the wide-open Eastern Conference? Which opponents pose the toughest challenge in the first round? Who do the Sens match up well against? Does Ottawa have what it takes to make a run at the Cup?

Have your say in our live chat with Darren McLeod of the blog Silver Seven on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET.