It’s strange to label a game a must-win in early February but Friday night’s tilt with the Islanders has that feel to it.
The Ottawa Senators have dropped four straight games and have watched while the teams behind them continue to close the gap. Add to that the fact that the Sens have played more games than anyone around them and you can see why two points on Friday is huge.
I've been talking about it all week but I figured it was time to give this thing it's own post.
On Friday night, SensChirp and Local Heroes have teamed up for the first ever SensChirp Event. We'll all be meeting up at the Local Heroes on Clyde and then heading out to watch the Senators take on the New York Islanders.
After a stretch that saw the Sens play 9 of 10 games on the road, they finally return to Scotiabank Place for some home cookin'.
Ottawa will play their next five games at SBP and seven of their next ten. It all starts this weekend when the Sens play back to back games at SBP, Islanders on Friday night and then a huge game against the Leafs on Saturday.
It wasn't the start the Sens were hoping for to their post All Star break schedule.
The Ottawa Senators let a 3-1 lead slip away to the division leading Bruins, eventually falling 4-3 tonight in Boston. The loss is the fourth straight for the Senators who now head home for five straight games at SBP to kick off the month of February.