Ottawa Senators need to find an identity

Phoenix Coyotes forward Jeff Halpern skates with the puck pressured by Ottawa Senators forward Zack...

Phoenix Coyotes forward Jeff Halpern skates with the puck pressured by Ottawa Senators forward Zack Smith at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz., Oct. 15, 2013. (CHRISTIAN PETERSEN/Getty Images/AFP)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:48 PM ET

GLENDALE, ARIZ. - As the Senators prepared to close out this six-game road trip Tuesday night, they spent time doing a little soul-searching.

After surrendering 106 shots in back-to-back losses vs. the San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks, coach Paul MacLean held a half-hour video session and meeting at the club’s downtown hotel Monday before taking on the Coyotes Tuesday night at Jobing.com Arena.

The message to the players was simple: This team has to get an identity and it has to happen quick.

“We needed to find out: Who are we? How do we play? What’s the identity of our team?,” said MacLean Tuesday before the puck was dropped. “Over the last two years, we’ve had two different identities.


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