Originally written on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 2/7/12
  With the Senators in the midst of their first six-game losing streak this season, the best defense that is being played in Ottawa these days is the utilization of the phrase, ‘Meh, the Senators are just a rebuilding team’. Fortunately for the Senators, they’ve accumulated such a point cushion – through their sheer volume of games played and an 8-0-1 record from December 31st through January 14th – that they can absorb this recent stretch of poor play without falling too far out of the playoff race. Barring some miraculous hot stretch from teams like the Jets, Lightning or Islanders, it’s safe to assume that Ottawa will be competing with five teams -- the Leafs, Capitals, Panthers and Devils -- for one of the Eastern Conference’s bottom four playoff spots. Unfortunately with their win last night, Toronto has passed Ottawa in the standings and with Washington only three points behind and with three games in hand (****, at this point in the season, you’d be hard pressed to fin...
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