Posted April 07, 2013 on AP on Fox
Ottawa coach Paul MacLean called this meeting with the Florida Panthers a "must win." His team doesn't usually have much trouble winning against them anyway. The Senators look to continue their dominance of the last-place Panthers in order to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season. Ottawa (19-12-6) has lost three in a row in regulation for the first time this season after falling 4-2 at Buffalo on Friday, three days after opening a seven-game road trip with a 3-2 defeat to Boston. The Senators, who went 0-2-2 from Feb. 28-March 6, have seen their playoff position turn tenuous. They're sixth in the Eastern Conference, two points ahead of the seventh-place tie between the New York Rangers and Islanders and four in front of Winnipeg in ninth. MacLean is stressing urgency in order to expand that lead. "We can't do anything about the last three, all we can do is something about the next one we play," MacLean said. "It's a must-win to make sure that we stop the ble...
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