The Ottawa Senators again are making the case to be Canada's team during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
As the last Canadian team still playing, the Senators upped their national pride by debuting a decal of the country's flag on the back of each player's helmet before Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Ottawa on Friday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).
"As the last Canadian team standing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, we want to show our appreciation to everyone across Canada for their support," Senators owner Eugene Melnyk told the Ottawa Sun. "It's an honor to have the Canadian flag on our equipment and say thank you."
The Senators lead 2-1 in the best-of-7 series and are trying to become the first Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup since the Montreal Canadiens in 1993.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a diehard Canadiens fan, urged fans in Canada to join him on the Senators bandwagon last week.