The Ottawa Senators have a chance to take another step toward the postseason if they can get past a team that had its playoff hopes officially end this weekend.
The Senators will try to earn their fourth straight win Sunday afternoon with another dominant performance against the New York Islanders.
Ottawa (40-28-10) had scored a combined 14 goals over two games breaking out of a losing streak and took a 3-0 lead after one period in Philadelphia on Saturday. The Senators, though, blew that advantage over the next 17:17 before recording a 4-3 shootout victory.
Jason Spezza had the winning shot in the extra session and scored the game's opening goal for his third in four games.
"We never give up. That's kind of the mantra we have in the room," said captain Daniel Alfredsson, whose team was coming off a four-day break. "We put ourselves in tough positions sometimes but more often than not, we come up with a big play at the right time. We never stop believing."
With Spezza's help, O...