At the end of the line and the 82 games are completed, the Sens improbably move on to the playoffs against the Montreal Canadians of whom the Sens match up against well.
- Sens 3 @ NYR 0
- Sens 3 @ Flyers 1
It has been a regular season of ups and downs. From Andrew Hammond ending the season with a 20-1-2 record, the emergence of Mark Stone and Mike Hoffman to the return of Erik Karlsson to Norris Trophy caliber and the return and retirement of Daniel Alfredsson. This season also had some not so great moments having Bryan Murray and Mark Reeds battle with inoperable cancer, the firing of Paul Maclean and trying to recover from early season struggles.
Having zero changes outside of the Jason Spezza trade, the change in approach to the team by sitting veterans like Chris Phillips and holding back on others like Chris Neil and Jared Cowen has allowed the players to be young and hungry for competing in the regular season along with continuing off to the post season.