ottawa_senators_logoSo this is what it has come to in Ottawa. Senators head coach Craig Hartsburg might start tonight’s game in New Jersey with playmaker Jason Spezza centering checkers Jarkko Ruutu and Chris Neil, as Ken Warren tells us in the Ottawa Citizen.

Ottawa has lost four of its last five and scored just four goals in its last four outings. Ouch!

MK: This is good news for the Bruins in that it’s obviously panic time in Canada’s capital and that means that if this move doesn’t work, the Sens might be demoralized — making them an easy two points for the remainder of the year and a candidate to do some major trading of its higher-priced assets.