Posted May 01, 2013 on AP on Fox

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 10: Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 10, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Daniel Alfredsson has tormented the Canadiens since he began his Ottawa Senators career in 1995, but he has never faced Montreal in the playoffs. The 40-year-old Alfredsson will finally get that chance Thursday night when the Senators and Canadiens face off in the postseason for the first time in Game 1 of the first-round matchup. ''It's going to be a great series because of the cities being so close to each other,'' Alfredsson said Wednesday. ''Ottawa is a pretty new franchise compared to Montreal. ''Before we had the team, people were either Toronto or Montreal fans, so we have a lot of Montreal fans in Ottawa and we're converting them one step at a time. Winning this series would probably go a long way to helping that.'' A long, tight series of one-goal games is expected from the two quick-skating teams. With eight players with at least 10 goals in the 48-game regular season, the Canadiens bring more scoring depth and one of the NHL's top power plays. Ottawa counters with th...
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