About 20 minutes after his team's most recent dramatics, Senators coach Paul MacLean was asked about the overtime goals scored by Daniel Alfredsson in each of the past two games at Scotiabank Place.

"I think he likes days off," joked MacLean. "When there's a day off on the line, he steps up and shoots it in the net."

Funny thing is MacLean knows Alfredsson works as hard as anybody. And that on the Senators' day off Tuesday, Alfredsson volunteered to take part in a conference call with the media.

And that during the discussion, it was once again made very clear that Alfredsson never did want a break the weekend of Jan. 26-29.