Senators have to get better

DON BRENNAN, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 2:29 PM ET

Despite a season-long run of injuries to key personnel, the Senators are seven wins ahead of where they were at the same point in the schedule.

Do not, however, think for a second that coach Cory Clouston is content.

"We're not complacent, we're not satisfied with our game," Clouston said after this morning's practice at Scotiabank Place, less than 24 hours after Ottawa's 7-4 beating of the Philadelphia Flyers on the same surface. "We're okay where it is, but we have to get better."

They'll have to be at their best Tuesday with division rival Boston in town and likely to start goalie Tim Thomas, who's had a history of success against the Senators that includes a 3-0 record this season.

Clouston wouldn't tip his hand as to which goalie he'll start, but the betting is he'll go back to Pascal Leclaire, who was pulled after allowing three goals on 10 shots Sunday.

Leclaire said he has already filed away the performance against the Flyers and he's anxious to move forward.

"You don't want to get pulled, you try to be consistent," he said. "I've been up and down a little ... I know I can do it. I've done it in the past."


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