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Bulletin: Senators Open 2008 NHL Playoffs on April 9

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators start their 11th consecutive post-season appearance on Wednesday, April 9 when they visit the Penguins in Pittsburgh for the first game of the opening round of the NHL’s 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs.

The defending Eastern Conference champions also announced that fewer than 2,500 tickets remain for each of Ottawa’s three first-round home games. Senators playoffs tickets went on sale Saturday, March 29.

The NHL released the complete first-round schedule for all 16 teams following today’s conclusion of the 1,230-game regular-season campaign. The Senators and Penguins schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, April 9 at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 11 at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Monday, April 14 at Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 16 at Ottawa, 7 p.m.
*Saturday, April 19 at Pittsburgh, TBD
*Sunday, April 20 at Ottawa, TBD
*Tuesday, April 22 at Pittsburgh, TBD
* If necessary

The Senators and Penguins have met once in post-season action. Ottawa defeated Pittsburgh in the first round in 2007 four games to one.

Sens Army and Red Zone Plaza Festivities

The Senators are once again asking Sens Army to support the club and turn Scotiabank Place into the sea of red by wearing team colours to all games.

The Red Zone plaza party outside of Gate 1 returns to Scotiabank Place for the playoffs, with the tent acting as the Molson True Fan Headquarters for pre-game activities. The party kicks off two hours before each playoff home game on weekdays and three hours prior to each home game on weekends in the Red Zone party plaza. Food and drinks will be available, while live bands will keep Sens Army entertained. There will be a kids interactive area for younger Sens fans, including the Direct Energy face-painting booth. The party will continue in the Molson Canadian True Fan Headquarters following each game.

Tickets for the Senators playoff games can be purchased on-line at, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at any Sport Experts location in the Ottawa-Gatineau area and at Scotiabank Place’s box office.

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