JETS VS SENATORS LIVE STREAM There is no polite way to say it.
It has been an all-around ugly season for the Ottawa Senators, alone again in 30th spot in the 31-team NHL.
Their home record has only been marginally better than their dreadful play on the road, picking up only 14 wins in 38 games at Canadian Tire Centre.
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Monday’s opponent, the Winnipeg Jets, are sitting where the Senators want to be, comfortably in a playoff spot, awaiting the post-season fun that will start next week. The Jets appear on a collision course to face the Minnesota Wild in the opening round.
For all that, though, the Senators are promising to do everything they can to leave the building for the season in positive style Monday against the Jets.
“In our last game at home (a 3-2 overtime victory over Florida on Thursday), the goal was to win that game for our fans,” said centre Jean-Gabriel Pageau, who scored the winning goal on a penalty shot.
“I know it hasn’t been the type of season we wanted, with so many downs this year, with lots of off-ice (distractions) and lots of injuries.”
Pageau praises the fans for sticking with the team through the tough times.
“They’ve been there all the way for us and for our last game, it would be fun to have a full building. We want to win our last game against a good team. It’s going to be a big challenge for us and we want to try and give that to our fans and show that we will be able to compete against them and show that we’ll be ready for next season.”
Matt Duchene recognizes that a solid game isn’t going to do much to alter the season, but he’s hoping to give hope to fans.
“We’re not going to be able to send any message in one game, but I think we know we have a good group in here,” he said. “There are probably going to be some changes in the summer, but at the same time, the nucleus of this group is a really good one and I know this season won’t be repeated next year.”