Ottawa Senators Believe Postseason Remains within Reach, but Numbers Don’t Lie

December 26th, 2010 by Gerald Norton Leave a reply »
Prior to Christmas the Ottawa Senators wrapped up a 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators, delivering a much-needed two points and extending the Sens streak of improved play.

Since December 10th, when I mentally restarted this season, and accepted that my team had to earn 70 points in 52 games, the Sens have gone 3-1-2 and have earned eight of 12 available points.

That’s definitely improvement, and is on target, but just.

The bad news is the wins were mostly against non-Eastern Conference teams, and many of those ahead of the Sens in the Eastern Conference standings continued to play well and bank points.

Last year required fewer than 90 points to make the postseason, but this year could prove to be the opposite, requiring more than the 95 point norm for postseason play.

The Sens may well have picked a terrible year to be challenging for an eighth-place finish.

But it is what it is.

Tonight the Sens will face the Pittsburgh Penguins, and they’re probably going to lose.  Look, I want them to win—I really, really want them to win—but nothing apart from pure homeris ...

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