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There were still no answers about Jason Spezza’s status following Wednesday’s game – Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean said he didn’t know whether the star centre would be joining the team on the trip to Carolina Thursday – but the 5-1 romp over the Montreal Canadiens did allow the team to breathe a little easier. At least for the time being.

All things considered, the Senators stole two points from the Washington Capitals Tuesday, storming back from an awful start and a 2-0 deficit to improve their record to 4-1-1.

The Senators sit in fourth spot in the Eastern Conference, with a chance to pull even with the Boston Bruins atop the standings if they can knock off the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday.

In the big picture of Monday’s 4-0 victory, Jakob Silfverberg’s first NHL goal wasn’t vital to the team’s victory – it was the fourth and final goal with 1:04 remaining – but it definitely took some pressure off the rookie Swede. He passed off the credit to Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek for their work on the boards, setting him up.