On December 1, prodigal son Daniel Alfredsson returned to Ottawa for the first time as a member of his new team, the Detroit Red Wings.
Senators fans welcomed Alfie back with open arms—until the realization set in that he is now the enemy.
The Wings beat the Sens 4-2 that night, with Alfredsson collecting an assist, an empty-net goal and third-star honors. Thus begins the process of closure in Ottawa.
Alfredsson's return was certainly one of the most anticipated homecomings of the NHL season. Here's a look at seven more matchups with a little extra meaning, including three coming up in the next week.