Believe it, Ottawa. Your Senators are back in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
And there’s no better place to be than Scotiabank Place to catch all the excitement.
Tickets for all opening-round playoff home games go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m., and will be available online at www.capitaltickets.ca, by calling 613-599-FANS (3267), 1-877-788-FANS (3267), or at The Sens Store locations at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull, and the arena box office.
It’s the 13th time in the last 15 seasons that the Senators have advanced to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Who they’ll face has yet to be determined but if the standings don’t change by week’s end, Ottawa will line up against the defending champion Boston Bruins. The Senators could also still fall to eighth place in the Eastern Conference, which would match them up with the first-place New York Rangers.
What is certain is that the Senators will open the playoffs on the road on April 11 or 12, with Games 3 and 4 to be played at Scotiabank Place along with a potential Game 6, the best-of-seven series last that long.
Senators season-seat owners who have renewed their seats for 2012-13 (in addition to any new season-seat purchasers) will be eligible to purchase playoff tickets at the same cost as their regular-season seats – a savings which could amount to as much as a 60 per cent discount over the regular price.
Also, season-seat packages for the 2012-13 season are currently on sale and will provide priority access for any additional 2012 playoff rounds. Half-season seat packages for the 2012-13 campaign are available for as low as $28 per seat per month (300-level seating) and as low as $130 per seat per month for 100-level seating.
The Senators close out their home portion of their regular schedule on Thursday, when the Bruins visit Scotiabank Place for the sixth and final time this season (7:30 p.m., Sportsnet East, Team 1200). Their season finale is Saturday in Newark, N.J., against the Devils (3 p.m., CBC, Team 1200).