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Senators shouldn’t be intimidated by Madison Square Garden

Apr 26, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT

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Even though we’re not in the building like PHT’s Joe Yerdon is, yet you can feel the over-the-top atmosphere even watching it on TV. Considering how inexperienced this Ottawa Senators team is, it certainly seems like playing a Game 7 at Madison Square Garden would be a huge advantage.

That might still be true, but NBC Sports Network’s Liam McHugh passes along a stat that should make the eighth seed feel a little better. Ottawa is 23-6-1 at Madison Square Garden since March 1998.

Add that to the undeniable (if perhaps coincidental) success of road teams in the 2012 playoffs and the Senators could be in good shape.

Then again, how often has history and logic factored into this year’s postseason anyway? Check out the nail-biter on NBC Sports Network right now.

  1. bcisleman - Apr 26, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    More importantly, they are 2-1 in this series at MSG and have won the last two games there. It would be good for them to score early and take the crowd out of it.

  2. biffnasty - Apr 26, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Means nothing, it the playoffs

  3. phillyphan83 - Apr 26, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Never rooted for Ottowa so hard!!! Lets Go Sens!!!

  4. firemarshal1 - Apr 26, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    Alright a Philly fan cheering against the Rangers, thats kiss of death. Rangers win game 2-0.

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