Five Things The Ottawa Senators Need In The Stretch Run To Make The Playoffs

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1.  Consistent Goaltending

Feb 8, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Ottawa Senators goalie

Craig Anderson

(41) gets ready for the third period against the Boston Bruins at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

It is no secret that the Senators goalies have struggled this season.  They have faced more shots than last year, but the quality of the starts provided by Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner hasn’t been good enough.  They don’t need to win every game by themselves, but on too many occasions they have been sub-par and the team doesn’t know what to expect from them on a night to night basis.

Unless one of the two steps up and gets the team on his back, or better yet both of them do, it will continue to be two steps forward, one step back like it has been for the last couple of months.