Senators fans get #MelnykOut trending during NHL 100 Classic
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Fans of the Ottawa Senators were united Saturday.

While supporters have often disagreed as to whether the team should play in its current arena in suburban Kanata or in downtown Ottawa, they're currently on the same page about at least one topic: the future plans of Senators owner Eugene Melnyk.

Melnyk denied speculation Friday that he wants to sell the franchise, but left open the possibility of relocating to another city if fans don't turn out in better numbers.

Those statements didn't sit well with the Senators faithful, who successfully got the hashtag #MelnykOut trending on Twitter in Canada as the team played the NHL 100 Classic outdoors in Ottawa.

The team's struggled to draw fans in recent months, with poor attendance during last year's Stanley Cup Playoffs run and a less-than-full home opener this season.

It was a different story Saturday night, as they played the Montreal Canadiens in front of a sellout crowd at Ottawa's TD Place Stadium.

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