NY Rangers (14-6-2) at Ottawa (6-9-4), 3:00 pm EST
OTTAWA (Ticker) — It’s not hard to figure out why the Ottawa
Senators are struggling.
The Senators will try to get their offense back on track and
snap a six-game winless streak when they take on the New York
Rangers on Saturday.
Ottawa has managed just seven goals over its recent slump
(0-4-2). The Senators will try to avoid their first seven-game
winless streak since November 21-December 4, 2007, against a
team that defeated them, 2-1, in a shootout on Monday.
Alexandre Picard had two assists Thursday, but Ottawa faltered
in the bonus format en route to a 3-2 setback to the Montreal
Canadiens. The Senators have tallied two goals or less in 13 of
their first 19 contests.
Ottawa’s dynamic top-line of Dany Heatley, Jason Spezza and
captain Daniel Alfredsson have combined for 21 goals. No other
player on the team has more than three goals.
The Rangers had their three-game winning streak snapped
Wednesday, falling to the Vancouver Canucks, 6-3. Chris Drury
had a goal and assist, but Henrik Lundqvist surrendered five
goals in less than 26 minutes before being replaced by Steve
Lundqvist leads the NHL with 12 wins, posting a 2.15
goals-against average and .923 save percentage.