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

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2.  Discipline

Jan 30, 2014; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning center

Nate Thompson

(44) shoots the puck against Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) in the third period at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Senators defeated the Lightning 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

The Senators have been shorthanded more than every team in the NHL this season except the Philadelphia Flyers.  They have the largest differential in the league when it comes to power play time and short-handed time differential.  They have spent 43 more minutes killing penalties than they have on the power play.  Couple that with the 19th best penalty kill in the league and that is a recipe for disaster.