Losing games to Anaheim, Los Angeles & San Jose was hard. Winning their games in Arizona against the Phoenix Coyotes snapped their 3 game losing streak but it doesn’t change the fact that the Sens are in big trouble. Their defense is leaking goals and they aren’t scoring as many in return to counter that.
Mike Fisher scored two goals, his first in 19 games, adding to Phoenix’s home woes with a 4-2 victory over the fading Coyotes. He has 21 goals this season. Dany Heatley scored the go-ahead goal, his 32nd of the season, on a power play 1:33 into the third period, then Antoine Vermette’s rebound goal made it 4-2 at 9:59. Ottawa improved to 2-3-1 since John Paddock was fired and general manager Bryan Murray returned as coach.
Ottawa was without leading scorer & captain Daniel Alfredsson for the third straight game because of back spasms.