KANATA, Ont. –
The Ottawa Senators
held an optional practice Sunday afternoon, with only a handful of players taking a twirl on the ice.
, Chris Neil
, Craig Anderson
and Jim O’Brien were witnessed playing a spirited game of soccer in the halls of Scotiabank Place. Kaspars Daugavins
, Matt Carkner
, Bobby Butler
, Rob Klinkhammer
, Alex Auld
and Ben Bishop
were the few who chose to lace up the skates.
“Today is just going to be a rest day for us, and try and get away from the game a little bit,” Jason Spezza
said. “Eat well, sleep well … tomorrow we regain our focus. We went over the video of [Saturday’s] game; stuff we did [well], stuff we need to improve on. Now we park that game.”
After tying their series with the Rangers 1-1 at Madison Square Garden, the Sens are content to get back in their own building.
“We’re happy to be home now in front of our fans,” Spezza said. “We’re excited to see the reception we get here. Now we have the opportunity to use the crowd to our advantage. Hopefully they’ll come support us and give us that extra little bit of energy.”