Sens left searching for answers

Senators' Bobby Ryan shows dejection after missing a scoring chance against the Islanders Friday...

Senators' Bobby Ryan shows dejection after missing a scoring chance against the Islanders Friday night. (QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:02 PM ET

OTTAWA - The Senators have spent a week doing a lot of soul-searching.

Monday they held a 'players only meeting' before heading for the Windy City. Thursday after a loss in Chicago, coach Paul MacLean switched pretty much every line along with the three defensive pairings to try to help his troubled club.

On the heels of the club's fourth straight loss Friday -- this one an ugly 5-4 shootout decision to the New York Islanders that saw Ottawa give up a franchise record 57 shots -- the Senators decided to try one more big change: Their attitudes.


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