The Ottawa Senators are still searching for their first win of the season as they prepare to host the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night.
After dropping their first two games, the Senators, 0-2-1, managed to pick-up a point against the Washington Capitals in overtime and hope it's a step in the right direction.
" It wasn't a win which isn't what we wanted but we looked like a team," said Mike Fisher. "We looked hungry. We played together, we moved the puck a lot better and did all the things we needed to do against a good team in their building. Anytime you can come out with a point I guess it's a positive."
There were few explanations as to the breakdowns experienced in the first few games.
"Especially in the first two games we haven't played really well moving the puck out of our own zone," said Fisher. "And we haven't played well defensively. For whatever reason when we are good in our zone and were using our speed and we haven't done that. We all have to do a much better job and we did a better job last game."
The players are anxious to put up a win and start experiencing some of the consistency they talked so much about during training camp. It's difficult to pinpoint exactly what the problem has been, but as a whole the team believes they can rally.
"For whatever reason we didn't come to play in the first two games. It's a lesson if we aren't ready to play we aren't going to beat anyone," added Fisher. "There are no easy games and we have to get that in our heads."
In an effort to get everyone on the same page the team held a meeting to discuss the areas that need improvement and what bad habits need to be left behind.
"We needed to refocus and get together as a group," said Fisher. We aren't panicking by any means. Just kind of going over things as a team. What we need to do and things we need to change. We are a tight knit group and take responsibility when we need to and we did and we just have to find a way to fix it and be better and we are going to do that going forward."