While Daniel Alfredsson was apologizing for a temper tantrum during Monday's 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers, lost in the drama was Thursday night's Game 7 could be his final curtain call — on Broadway.

"It was bad. I lost it," Alfredsson said of the incident. "I'm definitely not proud of it and I think it's detrimental for the whole team."

Alfredsson, 39, who has one season left on his contract at $1 million, has been non-committal about returning, but all the signs are there that his brilliant career could be over once this playoff run comes to an end.