OTTAWA -- Dave Cameron didn't mean to do it, but the Ottawa Senators coach perfectly summed up what allowed his team to go on a fairy tale run to the Stanley Cup Playoffs shortly after it ended.
The disappointment of the Senators 2-0 loss in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Montreal Canadiens was still fresh, and a playoff elimination is never easy to process.
Cameron was asked how he would do that, especially following a game in which the Senators outshot the Canadiens by a 43-20 margin and had a tying goal by Jean-Gabriel Pageau waved off because the play was blown dead even though the puck was loose.
Those circumstances would normally tear a competitor's guts to shreds.
But not Cameron. And not these Senators.
"That's one of the advantages of being old," Cameron joked, somehow finding his sense of humor amid the disappointment. "One of my biggest disappointments in not going back to Montreal for Game 7 is that heated toilet seat at the Ritz [Carlton Hotel], which is old.
"When you're old, you learn to roll with the punches."