Posted March 20, 2012 on AP on Fox
Recent struggles have hampered the Ottawa Senators' quest for their first Northeast Division title in six years. A visit from the slumping New Jersey Devils may help them get back on the winning track. The Senators try to beat the Devils at home for a fifth consecutive time Tuesday night. Ottawa (37-26-10) is three points behind Boston for the Northeast lead with nine games remaining - one fewer than the Bruins. The Senators haven't helped their cause while dropping five of eight (3-3-2) including Saturday's 3-1 home defeat to Toronto, a team all but mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. While winning a division title for the first time since 2005-06 could bring the second seed in the Eastern Conference, Ottawa is also trying to avoid entirely missing a second consecutive postseason. The Senators are currently seventh in the East, three points behind sixth-place New Jersey (41-27-5) but also only six in front of Buffalo in ninth. "Every game we p...
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