8 games! It took 8 games for the Ottawa Senators to finally get a win! This losing streak is now over but it will take a win or two more to see if the slump in form is over. The Sens had started in thundering fashion and it was hard to maintain that glowing form, so perhaps the worst is behind us and we can concentrate on finishing top of the league and then the Cup.
But this win was anything but easy to get. Randy Robitaille scored two goals, including the game winner against a tough Florida Panthers side. Goalie Ray Emery stopped 21 shots while saving a penalty with 15:25 left in the third period. Jason Spezza, who scored a goal,Â extended his points streak to nine games. Mike Fisher & Nick Foligno also scored a goal each to get Ottawa’s first win since a 4-2 victory over Montreal on Nov. 19. It was Ottawa’s longest losing streak since an 11-game slide in the 1995-96 season.