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A perfect return for Alfredsson

Updated: December 2, 2013, 4:57 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

OTTAWA, Ontario -- About two hours before puck drop, a nervous Daniel Alfredsson stopped to speak to a few reporters just outside the visitors' dressing room.

Anything to get his mind off the game, perhaps. Asked how he hoped it would go, the longtime Ottawa Senators captain said he hoped it would be a nice moment pregame, but then also hoped the fans would focus their energies on cheering the home squad once the puck dropped.

He got his wish.

Treated to an emotional pregame ...

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