March 11th, 2020: the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in what would be the last NHL game for almost five months. We didn't know what the COVID pandemic would mean for sports, and it is surreal to think about how different the world was when this last matchup between these two teams occurred. Yet COVID is very much still affecting things, as evidenced by the eight Senators listed on the COVID-list.
The fact that they’re even playing tonight’s game is a bit of a joke. Not only does it seem unsafe because there are surely more positive tests coming, but it’s also unfair to Ottawa who had to call up even more AHL talent.