The Senators are making a habit of late-game heroics, which is something unexpected of a team with such low expectations.
LL Cool J once said, "Don't call it a comeback." For the Ottawa Senators, they can't say the same thing.
The Senators' 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday extended their winning streak to six and kept up their trend of winning from behind. Albeit, Ottawa was only behind for five minutes in the first period when Colin Greening tied the score, but it's still a positive sign that a young team in the midst of a major rebuilding effort is not giving up at any point.
During the Senators' six-game streak, they have not only won the hearts of their fans, but gave them cardiac arrest in the process. Against the Columbus Blue Jackets October 22, Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek scored within the final 36 seconds - including Michalek's game-winning goal with four seconds left - to erase a 3-2 deficit en route to a 4-3 win. The Florida Panthers met a similar fate October 27 when Nick Foligno's game-winner with 2.5 seconds left lifted the Senators to another 4-3 win.
Perhaps the most impressive win came Saturday, when the Senators erased a three-goal deficit with about 10 minutes left in the third period against the New York Rangers. After trailing 4-1, the Senators won 5-4 in a shootout.
Ottawa, once 1-5-0, is now 7-5-0, tied with the likes of the Washington Capitals and are just one point behind the Leafs for the Northeast Division lead.