Posted October 29, 2013 on AP on Fox
The only thing the Ottawa Senators are doing consistently during their slump is spotting opponents early leads. Facing a Chicago Blackhawks team that has made a habit of getting on the scoreboard first may only add to those woes. Struggling Ottawa looks to avoid a fourth loss in five games when it visits Chicago on Tuesday night. The Senators (4-5-2) have allowed 16 first-period goals - second-most in the league behind Buffalo - and fell to 1-5-2 when allowing the first score after a 5-2 loss to San Jose on Sunday. They've fallen behind 2-0 in each of the three defeats during their slump, with the lone victory being a 6-1 win at Detroit on Wednesday. ''I just thought we chased the game the whole night,'' coach Paul MacLean said. ''I'm very concerned about the way that we've played to this point in the season.'' Ottawa allowed two goals within the first 6:35 before Erik Karlsson's first-period goal. Marc Methot scored in the secon...
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