Maple Leafs Rivals Report: Crossing The Atlantic

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Feb 7, 2015; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno (71) scores against Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) in the third period at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Blue Jackets defeated the Senators 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators

The Senators are 3-6-1 in their last ten, including an 0-3 record this past week.

Ottawa dropped decisions to New Jersey, Washington and Columbus while only managing to score three goals over the three games.

The Senators should be thanking their inter-provincial rivals for taking any and all heat off of their terrible performance this season.

The Senators do hold three games in hand over the Maple Leafs and will likely leapfrog them and move into sixth when the games even out, but that’s as far as the dream will go for Ottawa this year.

Craig Anderson continues to be a sought after commodity in the trade market but Murray continues to downplay the Sens desire to move their veteran goaltender.

Anderson has been one of the best 5v5 goaltenders in the league this year and should be credited with most of the Senators minimal success this year.

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