OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 30: Karl Alzner #27 and John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals celebrate a first-period goal as Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators looks on during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on December 30, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/NHLI via Getty Images)
It's a date that's been circled on my calendar, so it's kind of nice to have it here and get it over with (Thursday). This is a little bit of the closing of the book on the move. That's kind of how I'm looking at it.
— Stars forward Jason Spezza on returning to Ottawa for the first time to face the Senators