The Senators are having problems scoring goals and the Sharks are having problems allowing goals. The shortcomings have led to short tempers in both teams' dressing rooms.
Veteran winger Chris Neil called out his Senators' teammates last Saturday night after a 5-1 home loss to the Maple Leafs and goaltender James Reimer, who was making his NHL debut...
"I think you need every one to compete hard, finish checks, get pucks in deep," Neil said. "You need every one on the same page. It's like you think you have a switch and you can turn it on, but it doesn't work that way. You've got to go out and work hard every shift."
The Senators haven't been particularly adept at keeping the other team from scoring lately, either. Thus, the job security of Senators coach Cory Clouston has again been called into question and he seems worn out by his 16-19-5 team.