Call me crazy, but I think the Sens are getting better.
Competing against some very good Western Conference competition, Ottawa is not getting blown out of the water.
In their game against the Ducks, the Sens we generally man-handled by a bigger and meaner team, but they didn't take it lying down. They created some great offensive chances before the game got out of hand and occasionally gave the Ducks a scare.
In San Jose, Jason Spezza scored two goals, but the team gave up a goal with 3 minutes left to allow the Sharks to force overtime. The Sens gave up 30 shots in the process and probably gave up about twice as many scoring chances.
Tonight, Ottawa takes on the worst team in the West, the LA Kings, who, for all intents and purposes, play every game without a goaltender.
Dan Cloutier? I thought he died in that grease fire back in '82. (I'm not including him in the labels because I presume we'll never discuss him again)
In good news, Cory Stillman is playing well since being acquired, with 10 points in Ottawa's past 10 games. Nice one Murray!