This year, loyal Ottawa hockey fans were rewarded: The Ottawa Senators, the city’s team, made it to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Suddenly, Sens flags started to appear all across the city, on windows, on cars… and even on the big crane by the National Art Gallery of Canada.
This year, four Canadian teams qualified for the playoffs (Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver), the most since 2006. The Toronto Maple Leafs made the playoffs for the first time since 2004, but eventually lost to the Boston Bruins—still a sore topic for Toronto.
I really didn’t follow hockey this year, especially considering the lockout. But hey… I do support the Sens by default (and then, Canadian teams over American teams!).