Ottawa Senators Looking To The *COUGH* Toronto Maple Leafs For Help This Week

With the Senators on a 4 game slide, they will be looking to a bitter rival for some assistance over the next few days.  I know it goes against the grain, but it is what is in the best interest for the Senators.

The New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs square off in a home and home series beginning in Toronto tonight, and then a return matchup in NYC on Wednesday.  Even though I fully expect the Senators to right their ship tomorrow night against Tampa, a bit of help from the Blue and White in terms of a sweep of this double-header with the Rangers wouldn’t hurt.

Mar 30, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Frazer McLaren is shoved by Ottawa Senators right wing Chris Neil (25) in the third period at Scotiabank Place. The Leafs defeated the Senators 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

The Rangers trail the Senators by 2 points in the standings that are becoming very compressed, with 6 teams within 4 points going for 4 playoff spots – the top spot in the Southeast and the 6-7-8 seeds.  Toronto, currently in the 5th seed,  is pretty much guaranteed a playoff berth, being 6 points up on 9th.

Ottawa is still in good shape, but for the first time this season I had real doubts about their chances after last night’s game.  It would still take a monumental collapse combined with 4 teams passing them, but it is getting too close for comfort.

Putting a couple more notches in the Rangers’ L column this week would go a long way to quelling the uneasiness currently being felt in Sens Army.

 

 

Topics: New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Playoffs, Toronto Maple Leafs

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