Ottawa Senators feeling the heat in Florida

Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson sprays water in his face before the start of an NHL hockey...

Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson sprays water in his face before the start of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders in Uniondale, New York, February 20, 2012. (REUTERS/Adam Hunger

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:53 PM ET

SUNRISE, FLA. - Technically speaking, the Senators are not really in the "must-win" situation coach Paul MacLean declared them to be following their most recent outing, an extremely disappointing loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

But if they don't beat the last-place Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center Sunday, they could definitely be in a whole heap of trouble.

It's not like a loss would knock them out of a playoff spot or anything like that. Before Saturday's games, they were still in sixth place, five points up on the New Jersey Devils, the first team in line of those knocking at the door to get in.


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