Bobby Ryan’s brilliant goal a bright spot in a bad stretch for Senators

The Senators have won just twice in 10 games and recently fired head coach Paul MacLean, but Bobby Ryan gave Sens fans something to cheer for Thursday with a superbly skilled goal against the Los Angeles Kings.

The Ottawa Senators have won just twice in their past 10 games, fired head coach Paul MacLean Monday, and lost 5-3 Thursday to the Los Angeles Kings in the debut of MacLean’s replacement, Dave Cameron. However, Sens star right winger Bobby Ryan played the silver lining in his team’s clouds with a stunning goal that ranks among the best he’s ever scored.

The Senators were trailing 2-0 with six minutes remaining in the second period at Canadian Tire Centre when Ryan picked up a pass on Ottawa’s side of the center ice line, broke into the Kings zone, deked L.A. defenseman Brayden McNabb into next week, and does the same to goalie Jonathan Quick:

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The goal was Ryan’s sixth of the season and first in eight games, and although it wasn’t enough to give the Senators their first modest two-game win streak since Nov. 4-6, Ottawa needs Ryan to heat up if they have any hope of making the playoffs this season and this should provide him with some much-needed confidence.