Sens need to play better as a team

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:51 AM ET

TORONTO -- The Senators are sticking with their hot hand.

Pascal Leclaire will make his second straight start in net for the Senators Saturday night in the Battle of Ontario at the Air Canada Centre. Centre Jason Spezza took a skate and will be a game-time decision after missing the opener with a groin injury.

It’s the first time he’s skated in three days.

“He’s feeling much better,” said coach Cory Clouston.

Leclaire made 34 stops in a 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres in Friday’s opener and was the club’s best player. The Senators need to play better as a team.

That was the message Clouston game to the players this morning.

“We just played as individuals,” said winger Nick Foligno. “I think it was just guys trying to get into the feel of a regular season game. We were little bit too excited and too anxious. Those things are going to happen.

It’s better to do it early in the season.”

bruce.garrioch@sunmedia.ca


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