Senators on thin ice following poor defensive display

Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Getzlaf collides with Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner as defenceman...

Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Getzlaf collides with Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner as defenceman Erik Karlsson helps to defend at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Oct. 13, 2013. (GARY A. VASQUEZ/USA Today)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:48 PM ET

PHOENIX - Bryan Murray is willing to be patient ... for now.

But as the Senators GM spoke with the media outside the club’s downtown hotel Monday, he admitted he’s being put to the test after the club gave up 106 shots in ugly losses to the San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks on the weekend.

Though Murray is confident this group will be able to get its act together — especially defensively — if the players want to avoid changes they could help their cause by pulling out a victory Tuesday night to wrap up this six-game trip.

“We’re doing it (staying the course) today, anyway,” said Murray.

Winless in four straight and coming off an ugly 4-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks, the Senators held an off-ice workout at the hotel and a video session with oach Paul MacLean to discuss exactly what’s gone wrong.

Murray said if it doesn’t turn around, changes are coming.


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