When they clinched a playoff spot on Sunday afternoon in Long Island, most experts were quick to highlight the Senators’ players-only meeting back in October as a significant turning point of the season.

After losing a 7-2 game on home ice to the Philadelphia Flyers on October 18, the Senators were dead last in the NHL, having picked up just one victory in six games. The players had an extended meeting and turned things around, reeling off a six-game winning streak immediately thereafter.

But just ten days ago, there was another meeting that was equally important to the team making the playoffs this spring.

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