Posted on March 10, 2014
Mike Fisher can hardly be blamed for calling Ottawa home.
The Nashville Predators centre is making just his second appearance at the Canadian Tire Centre since being traded in 2011.
Fisher made his NHL debut with the Senators and spent 11 seasons in Ottawa and he has plenty of great memories from his time in Canada's capital.
"It's good to be back," said Fisher, prior to the Predators game against the Senators. "I still have a lot of friends here and there's still a lot of guys playing that are good friends. It's kind of like coming home."
During his time with the Senators Fisher was a fan favourite and he's bound to get a warm welcome when he takes the ice.
"I don't think it will be as emotional as the first time, but it's still special," said Fisher. "But it's still a game."
While the Predators playoff hopes are slim at this point, they sit ten points back of the final wildcard playoff spot, they know they'll need to be at their best against a desperate Senators team.
The Senators sit four points out of a playoff spot and know a win against the Predators would go a long way in their post-season aspirations.
"It should be a good game," said Fisher. "We've both got something to fight for right now."
Monday's game also allowed Fisher the opportunity to see some of his family who made the trip from Peterborough to see him play.
"It's always great to see them," said Fisher.