The Ottawa Senators haven’t let up much since our last update. On the 30th of January, the Sens closed out the first month of the new year with a 3-2 OT win over the Montreal Canadiens. Mike Fisher scored the winner, while Jason Spezza & Alexie Kovalev also scored.
After a 3 day rest, the Sens visited Buffalo and came back with a 4-2 win against the Sabers. Spezza & Daniel Alfredsson had two goals each as the Senators extended a franchise-best winning streak to 10 on Wednesday night. In a night of milestones, Brian Elliott stopped 36 shots to win his eighth in a row to match the team record he set last year.
The very next night, the Vancouver Canucks came calling in Ottawa and were beaten 1-3. Spezza, Milan Michalek & Chris Kelly scored the goals for Ottawa. Spezza scored his ninth goal in his last eight games and Ottawa extended its team-record winning streak to 11. The streak had to end sometime – and it happened two days later against the hate Toronto Maple Leafs. It was a 0-5 shutout victory for the Maple Leafs.
Two days rest was good enough for the Senators to get back to winning ways. They welcomed the Calgary Flames and came out 3-2 victors – Spezza scored his 10th goal in his last 10 games late in the second period to send Ottawa to a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Elliott made 27 saves in his 11th straight start for the Senators, who won their 12th in 13 games and Kovalev & Ruutu also scored.
And finally, the Senators met the Washington Capitals and came out 6-5 winners – Spezza, Michalek, Alfredsson, Chris Neil, Kovalev & Chris Phillips scored the goals. Ottawa moved into the division lead with 74 points, one ahead of Buffalo, which lost 4-3 in overtime at Carolina.