Mika Zibanejad

Senators back in conference finals for 1st time in 10 years

Erik Karlsson and the Senators have goals this season beyond the Eastern Conference finals.

Still, Ottawa planned to enjoy the achievement for a night before getting back to work. After all, it's been a while.

Karlsson had a goal and an assist to help the Senators reached the third round of the playoffs for the first time in a decade by eliminating the New York Rangers 4-2 in Game 6 on Tuesday night.

"We have a long way to go here," Karlsson said. "We're going to enjoy this for a little bit and again, get back to work as soon as tomorrow."

Ottawa will face either Pittsburgh or Washington in its first trip to the third round since going to...