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Finding inspiration for the Sens

Even Ottawa Senators team captain Daniel Alfredsson was not optimistic about the team's chances of taking the series, but former Olympian Elizabeth Manley still has faith.

Former Olympian Elizabeth Manley had a lot of advice for the team

RAW Inspiring the Sens

10 years ago
Duration 4:39
CBC talks to Elizabeth Manley, former Olympic skater, about inspiring the Sens.

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.

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