The Senators faithful have come up with a new way to praise Daniel Alfredsson.

They count down the final 11 seconds to the 11:00 mark of each period, then begin chanting the captain's name. It's a decent idea with some potential.

Alfredsson heard the countdown and chant, which grew stronger each period, but wasn't aware it was for him. "It's kinda neat," he said.

Meanwhile, Senators coach Paul MacLean was full of praise for Alfredsson Tuesday morning.

"For me, Alfie deserves a lot of credit," MacLean said when asked about the team's run to a playoff spot. "I think he does an outstanding job, and he's made my job way easier coming here. To me, he's been tremendous, and a big part of the success this team is having is because Daniel Alfredsson is the captain."