Dec 16, 2011, 11:15 PM EST
The Ottawa Senators aren’t leading their division, so their (relative) success story is slipping under the radar compared to the Florida Panthers and Minnesota Wild.
That’s fair enough, but the team is showing far more life than almost anyone expected this season. New head coach Paul MacLean deserves a lot of credit, but Jason Spezza has been the biggest catalyst. The much-maligned playmaker racked up four points to push his season total to 36 as Ottawa beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4.
- Video: Pacioretty taken to hospital, reportedly no hearing expected for Stoner after questionable hit 4
- Video: Canadiens honor long-time captain Saku Koivu 2
- Crosby back for Pens after missing three games with the mumps 1
- Comparing the shot differentials of all 30 teams 9
- PHT interviews Jim Nill, who’s ‘not surprised’ by Stars’ early-season struggles 2
- Mark Howe on his father’s health: ‘He’s back in the ballgame’ 3
- Holland: ‘I’m not against fighting’ 8
- Preds’ Neal fined for diving 24
- After surprising start, Flames sign Hartley to multi-year contract extension 5
- Update your wallcharts: Rangers confirm Brassard has mumps 11