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Senators continues to struggle after loss to Wild

Nov 20, 2013, 11:23 PM EDT

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The Ottawa Senators dropped their third straight game, and rubbing salt in the wound of Ottawa fans was its nemesisĀ Dany Heatley was an integral part in this latest defeat.

Heatley scored in the second period and added an assist for a two-point night, helping the visiting Minnesota Wild defeat the Senators 4-3. A goal from Mikko Koivu with less than three minutes remaining in regulation broke a tied hockey game.

Koivu, unabated, was allowed to walk in off the right wing into the middle of the ice and let go a wrist shot that beat Craig Anderson, who allowed four goals on 25 shots.

“Well it’s disappointing. We got the game tied up again, but again, we’re chasing the game,” said Senators head coach Paul MacLean, as per the team’s website.

“Anytime you’re chasing the game it makes it hard, but on the positive side we look at the stat sheet and the balance is starting to go the other way, so that’s a positive for us.”

The Senators have now lost four of their last five games, and sit sixth out of eight teams in the Atlantic Division. They’re four points back of the Montreal Canadiens and only four points ahead of the Florida Panthers.

MacLean, however, remains positive. Kind of.

“Are we going in the right direction? We think so, but we won’t know until our next game,” he said.

That’s Saturday, on the road, against the Detroit Red Wings.

  1. allday420ap - Nov 20, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Wild played poorly, but it was enough to get by the sens. One helluva pass by macarthur though.

  2. mp1131211 - Nov 21, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    I didn’t get to see most of it, but I didn’t think they played that poorly.

    • allday420ap - Nov 21, 2013 at 2:17 AM

      they didnt play the shutdown style of D that they are capable of, allowing 37 shots against

  3. hockeyfan11 - Nov 21, 2013 at 3:03 AM

    Im a hardcore Wild fan, always have been, always will be, but HOLY $#!T!!!!!!!!

    • hockeyfan11 - Nov 21, 2013 at 3:06 AM

      The pass by Clark by the way

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