DENVER - For about 50 minutes Wednesday night, the Senators dominated the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center.
Though the first five minutes and the last five minutes were a different story.
A goal by Colorado’s Paul Statsny with 2:20 left in regulation tied the score, and another by defenceman Tyson Barrie 33 seconds into overtime snapped the Sens' four-game winning streak in a 4-3 final leaving them with a mere point from one of their better overall games this season.
"After the last (TV) time out, we were paralyzed," said coach Paul MacLean. "No matter who we put on the ice, we couldn't seem to find a way to make a play to get it out. They came after us pretty good."
The Senators controlled most of the third before Colorado poured it on late in the period.
"I don't think we ran out of gas, I think we just got too passive. We got away from doing what we were doing so well," said Senators captain Jason Spezza.
"If you look at the start of that third period, we cycled and hung on to it, we were in full control. Then, from the last TV timeout on, I don't think we got the puck below their blue line."