Tonight’s Game 6 between the Senators and Rangers marked the return to the lineup of Sens captain Daniel Alfredsson, and the louder than usual fans in Ottawa gave him quite the welcome:
Apparently this is something fans in Ottawa have been doing recently to honour Alfredsson. Three times a night (or more depending how deep into overtime a playoff game goes), at the 8:49 mark of each period, this happens.
The significance is that the 8:49 mark leaves 11:11 remaining in the period, which obviously coincides with Alfredsson’s number. Fans then chant down from 11 to one, before breaking into an “Alfie, Alfie, Alfie” chant.
What do you think of it? And do you think we just saw Alfredsson on the ice in Ottawa for the last time?
If so, I don’t think he wanted to go out like this: