The only thing missing from Daniel Alfredsson's magical Sunday at Scotiabank Place was a third goal.

Twice, the Senators captain brought the crowd to its feet and had the 20,510 that jammed the building chanting "Alfie, Alfie, Alfie" after scoring goals in the NHL all-star game in what can only be described as an emotional afternoon.

Team Alfredsson fell 12-9 to Team Chara, but the final score didn't matter. The fans got what they wanted to see, the Senators captain score twice and the chance to give him a proper salute.

"From a selfish point of view, it's going to rank really high. It's just a whole ego weekend, pretty much,'' said a laughing Alfredsson. "But it's been great to share this with Jason (Spezza), (Milan Michalek) and Erik (Karlsson), too.