Midpoint of the season. Last year they were 19-16-6, 44 points and fifth in the Atlantic. A win tonight would bring them to 23-14-4, 50 points and possibly second in the Division (Bruins are 1 point ahead and are playing the Flyers at 1PM).
They are already six points ahead of last season's pace but the general feeling is that they are pretty much on the same boat as last year, except they've given up some offence for better defence. Well, 12 points (6 now and 6 in the second half) is not insignificant and would have placed the Sens in a tie with Tampa for second in the Atlantic.
A win will put us 8 points up on last season's pace, which is sporting distance from double digits and, surely, enough to change that "general feeling".
And this is happening despite the fact that Anderson is out, MacArthur is not back, and put highest paid forward is having an Alex Chiasson like season.
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