Senators relish chance to end Canada’s Cup drought

Derick Brassard, left, Clarke MacArthur, centre, and the Senators are trying to put an end to the 24-year title drought for Canadian-based NHL teams. (Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

By  Devin Heroux, CBC Sports, May 19, 2017 

Ottawa trying to become first Canadian team since ’93 Habs to win NHL title

OTTAWA — Senators forward Clarke MacArthur was just eight years old the last time a Canadian-based NHL team won the Stanley Cup.

Since that magical run by the 1993 Montreal Canadiens, who won an NHL-record 10 playoff games in overtime, five Canadian teams have made it all the way to the Stanley Cup final only to lose. The Senators had their chance in 2007, when they lost to the Anaheim Ducks in five games.

MacArthur grew up in Lloydminster, Alta., and played his junior hockey in Medicine Hat. Over his 11 NHL seasons he’s made stops in Buffalo, Atlanta, Toronto and now Ottawa. He knows what the game of hockey and the Stanley Cup mean to Canada.

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