The asterisk next to the last Stanley Cup won by the Sens is due to the fact that they’re not that same consecutive franchise that won so many championships in the early 1900’s. Since returning to Canada’s capitol city back in 1992, the Sens have come close so many times.
No Stanley Cups have made their way to Ottawa in what’s getting close to a full century. They’ve made multiple trips to the Eastern Conference Finals, and even one to the Stanley Cup Finals. In 2017, the Sens were barely knocked out by the Pens in the conference finals, in double overtime.
Ottawa has come close on so many occasions that the blood pressure of their diehard fans has got to be through the roof come playoff time. It’s easy to get caught up in the hype when you’re team makes a run to the conference finals, but the Sens take that with a grain of salt now.
This season has not gone well for Ottawa so far. In fact, the Sens just fell short to the Canes, at PNC Arena on Jan. 30. They need to pick up the pieces from the 2017-18 campaign and re-tool for the following NHL season.