It was a tough day for NHL coaches on Monday, with Edmonton’s Tom Renney needing stitches after getting hit in the head with a puck, and Buffalo’s Lindy Ruff breaking three ribs in a collision with defenceman Jordon Leopold. So that had Ottawa head coach Paul MacLean thinking about his own safety during Tuesday’s morning [...]

Heading into Tuesday’s game against the St. Louis Blues, the Ottawa Senators needed 33 points from their remaining 27 games for the 94 that should give them a playoff berth. There’s not a large margin of error in those numbers. Six-game losing streaks will do that. That reality was not lost on the players as [...]