The Ottawa Senators, the Boston Bruins’ next opponent, aren’t just slip sliding their way toward the bottom of the Eastern Conference. They’re biting mad too. Although he denies doing it, Sens winger Jarkko Ruutu clearly bit Buffalo tough guy Andrew Peters during a scrum last night in a 4-2 Sabres win.

Judge for yourself:

Bruce Garrioch in the Ottawa Sun has Ruutu’s denial.

The Senators are now 1-6-1 on their current road trip, which ends with their Thursday night visit to TD Banknorth Garden. Garrioch has the details of the Sens’ latest loss, as does Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen.