From the drop of the puck last night, you could just tell the Ottawa Senators did not have their A-game.
Coming off an emotional win over the Panthers on home ice, the Sens were forced into a tricky back to back situation. The team actually didn't arrive in Carolina until 3:30 AM on the morning of the game.
Despite looking like a tired group, the Senators were able to hang around and pick up a single point. Obviously that's huge with the East standings as tight as they are. Craig Anderson deserves full marks for his performance against the Hurricanes.
With the holiday break upon them, the Ottawa Senators are holding on to the 8th in the Eastern Conference. The Sens are off until December 27th when they host the Montreal Canadiens.
As the Sens hit a quiet point in the schedule, this seems like a good time to take a couple days off to spend some time with the family. Wanted to wish each of you a very happy holiday season and pass along my sincere thanks for your ongoing support of this site.
Merry Christmas everyone! See you on December 26th!