It was like a kid unwrapping a brand new toy on Christmas morning, but then finding out that the batteries weren’t included.
The Dallas Stars did their job by beating the Washington Capitals, but the Colorado Avalanche only got the job half done by beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 in overtime. The single point for the Blue Jackets moved them 5 points up on the Senators and put a dent in the Senators playoff chances.
The Toronto Maple Leafs also broke their 8 game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames and the New Jersey Devils also picked up a point in a shootout loss to the Sabres.
So, while they were watching the action, the Senators lost some ground to three of the four teams they need to pass in their last ditch effort to make the playoffs.
The pessimist in me thinks that there was really no chance after going 0 for Alberta anyway, and even though they are playing well in wasn’t going to happen.
The optimistic side of me thinks that it could have been worse, and they could be 6 back with 7 games to play instead of 5 points back.
All the Senators can worry about is winning the games in front of them, and if it is meant to happen, it will.