Senators All-Star voting campaign in its final days
Published Monday, January 2, 2012 6:50PM EST
The final push is on to get as many hometown stars as possible in the starting line-up when Ottawa hosts the NHL All-Star Game later this month.
Of the five Ottawa Senators players on the All-Star ballot, three are currently in a position to be starters: captain Daniel Alfredsson is second among forwards in votes, forward Jason Spezza is third and Erik Karlsson leads all defencemen.
Milan Michalek (fifth amongst forwards) and Sergei Gonchar (sixth among defencemen) are also on the ballot.
The top three forwards, two defenceman and a goalie at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday will start.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson is hosting an election rally at City Hall at noon Tuesday with CTV Ottawa community ambassador Max Keeping, on what is the second-last day of voting.
"For all that our Ottawa Senators do for our community, wouldn't it be great to have Daniel and his teammates in the starting line up at the 2012 All Star game in OTTAWA!" wrote Watson on his website.
You can cast your ballot here and vote up to 30 times per e-mail address.
All-Star weekend runs from Jan. 26-29, starting with a procession of trophies down the Rideau Canal and choosing of the teams the first day.
There's a nighttime skate on the canal Friday, Jan. 27, the skills competition Jan. 28 and the All-Star Game itself at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29.
A fan festival runs Thursday through Saturday at the Ottawa Convention Centre.