Not a super Sunday for everyone.
The loss Saturday night at Scotiabank Place was hard to stomach and hard to figure out.
The first question: What happened?
The Senators just didn’t get the job done. They played well in the first 10 minutes. Then they completely fell apart. The Senators didn’t react well to being down. Sure they had lots of shots on James Reimer but Glenn Healy and I were watching a different game because the Senators didn’t have many scoring chances.
So, what now?
Get back on track. Make you stay in the playoff hunt.
It would appear the Boston Bruins are going to do the Senators a favour by beating the Washington Capitals today.
That will keep the Caps three points back of Ottawa and sitting at No. 9 in the East.
My personal feeling is the Winnipeg Jets are too far back to make a push. That’s just me.
The Senators didn’t expect to make the playoffs at the start of the season. Now they are expected to make the post-season. If you expected coach Paul MacLean to cancel the day off Sunday and hold a practice, you were wrong.
I didn’t either.
The Senators can get this turned around.
They can get back to playing the hockey that made them successful earlier this season.
They’ve got it in them. They just have to find it.