Sens not ready to give up

Posted on February 9, 2011

Sens not ready to give up

Emotions are running high with the Ottawa Senators these days.

After losing their tenth straight game Monday night, a 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the Senators are definitely struggling to find the bright side of things.

Not only are the Senators dealing with an ugly losing streak they're facing the reality of potentially being the league's cellar dwellers by the end of the week.

The Senators held their own against the Canucks, but that didn't mean much to Mike Fisher, who skipped Tuesday's practice to get some rest.

"That's kind of getting a little bit old," he said about moral victories. "We're so frustrated right now with (talking about) good efforts. I mean, I guess you have to draw on it a little bit, but we want wins.

"It's still frustrating when you feel like you've had some pretty good nights where you feel you could have won. But we're still not winning any of those games, even against good teams.

"But we've got to keep pushing forward."

At the start of the season many questioned whether or not the Senators would even make the playoffs, but no one expected them to go into a free fall.

"I don't think anyone would have believed it," he said. "But we've got ourselves in this situation, and we've got 28 (games) left to play as hard as we can and climb up as far as we can. That's got to be motivation for us. No one wants to finish last.

"We've got to make sure we're doing all we can to play it out hard, for our fans and each other, and the whole group."

The Senators are hoping the turnaround will start with a win against the Calgary Flames Wednesday night.