Friday, January 20, 2012

Sens break losing streak against toothless Sharks

Over the past few months, the Senators have not really been perceived as a franchise able to be labelled as real playoff contenders, but the team have started to put themselves back on the map in a big way following a fantastic victory on the road against the San Jose Sharks in a game that displayed the exact reasons why the Sens are starting to be thought of by those who bet on hockey as the nightmare team to be facing in the NHL.

With the likes of Anderson and Alfie starting to grab the headlines for all the right reasons, and with the rest of the roster looking solid, the franchise's record streak on the road looks likely to continue, to such an extent that the Sens know they could soon become a real contender for the Stanley Cup if they can keep pulling together on the ice.

Having seen individuals like Heatley and Emery leave the franchise in recent years, and with the roster beginning to look far more balanced and natural than it has over the last couple of seasons, the citizens of Ottawa, as well as those who watch live hockey online are slowly starting to feel the same sort of vibe that was doing the rounds in the city when they took on the Ducks in a previous Stanley Cup final (albeit one that didn't end well for the Sens).

If they can manage to recapture the belief and spirit they had in abundance back then, and throw into the mix a little bit more experience and a number of players dedicated to showing that they are the best in the business, then we may just start to see the Sens firmly back to their best.

On a final note, while most Ottawa fans will be pleased to see this, spare a thought for Leafs nation, who have watched their local rivals bounce back from crisis while they remain in one themselves

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