Thursday, April 26, 2012

National Hockey League Stanley Cup Playoffs: Ottawa Senators vs New York Rangers

I hadn't been following the NHL's 2011-12 season, but with the surprised entry of the Ottawa Senators into Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, I too got caught up in the hype, esp when the Sens became the last Canadian team standing after the Vancouver Canucks' loss to the Los Angeles Kings .

Alas, this is not Canada's year and our home team lost 2-1 in Madison Square Garden, NY on April 26, 2012 in the last of seven games.

While fans were disappointed and there would be no more "Go Sens Go!!" for the rest of this hockey season, they nonetheless are happy with the Sens' performance, esp Team captain Daniel Alfredsson. Alfie, who was born in Gothenburg, Sweden and has been with the Sens since the 1995-96 NHL season, scored the last Canadian goal before being shut out of the Stanley Cup.

And the Canadian team that last won the Stanley Cup?

The Montreal Canadiens, in 1993 !!!

Photo Credit:
* Top: The Ottawa Sun April 25, 2012
* Bottom: Wikipedia / First Stanley Cup Champ: The Montreal Hockey Club, March 17, 1893

Related links:

* NHL 2011-12 Stanley Cup playoff games:

* Wikipedia: List of Stanley Cup champions


the inner space said...

it was disappointing that VAN being 1st in the west got beaten 1-4 by the LA Kings in the first round

East 8th Ottawa Senators 3-4 losing to NY 1st deemed that way no regrets!

Haricot 微豆 said...


Vancouver: At least there is no riot this time :P

Ottawa: Senator fans were disappointed but most would agree with you - no regrets.

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