Bruce Garrioch rates Ottawa Senators mid-term performance

Ottawa Senators, including goaltender ben Bishop (L), thank the fans after defeating the Montreal...

Ottawa Senators, including goaltender ben Bishop (L), thank the fans after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in an overtime shootout in NHL hockey action at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa on Monday February 25,2013. Errol McGihon/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:36 PM ET

NEW YORK -- The Senators will officially pass the halfway point of the NHL season Friday with a playoff rematch against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

The question remains: Can the Senators get back to the dance this spring?

Despite the loss of injured stars Erik Karlsson, Jason Spezza, Milan Michalek and Craig Anderson for extended periods, the Senators have managed to keep their heads above water and are sitting in sixth place in the Eastern Conference.


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