Vancouver Canucks take fight out of Ottawa Senators in win

Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki checks Vancouver Canucks defenceman Christopher Tanev at...

Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki checks Vancouver Canucks defenceman Christopher Tanev at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Nov. 28, 2013. (MARC DesROSIERS/USA Today)

Bruce Garrioch, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:46 PM ET

OTTAWA - The city of Ottawa dug itself out _ but can the Senators?

The Senators stormy roller-coaster ride to attempt to get back into the NHL playoff picture took another downswing Thursday night as the club dropped an awful 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks in front of 17,931 at the Canadian Tire Centre.

An attempt to get top goaltender Craig Anderson back on track failed and he left the net after the Canucks got four unanswered goals in the second and was replaced by Robin Lehner as the Senators dropped their third straight at home and failed in an attempt to string together back-to-back wins.

Coach Paul MacLean isn't amused and wants this turned around. He is tired of the same old mistakes.

"We got what we earned and 26 times this year we've gotten what we earned whether that was wins or losses," said MacLean.


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