Articles about Zack Smith Playoff spot slipping away unless Senators get hot in Florida The sun was setting in Sunrise as the Ottawa Senators flew into Florida early Monday evening. The Senators can only hope the sun isn’t already setting on their season. Senators consistently inconsistent Has there ever been a more maddening Senators group than this 2013-14 edition? This team needs mental therapy, or at least its fans do. It’s as though the pleasing team we see on occasion has an evil, uncontrollable twin. Twenty games in, Senators are out of playoff spot The Ottawa Senators are not a playoff team. That’s not an insult. It’s reality. Senators notebook: Greening’s struggles, Smith’s consistency Colin Greening and Matt Kassian took turns running through drills on a fourth line Monday, leaving everyone guessing about coach Paul MacLean’s plans against Chicago Tuesday. Confidence grows as Senators prepare for Penguins When the Ottawa Senators returned to the ice Sunday, for the first time since knocking the Montreal Canadiens out of the playoffs on Thursday, there was a jump in the players’ strides.