Senators drop third straight game, lose to Avalanche

Ottawa Senators goaltender Robin Lehner traps the puck under his pads during a mad scramble against...

Ottawa Senators goaltender Robin Lehner traps the puck under his pads during a mad scramble against the Colorado Avalanche at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, March 16, 2014. (ERROL McGIHON/QMI Agency)

Bruce Garrioch, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:42 PM ET

OTTAWA - Less than 24 hours after their historic Montreal Meltdown, the Senators’ playoff chances may have been squashed by an Avalanche.

Returning home Sunday night after becoming the first team in NHL history to blow a three-goal lead in the final five minutes of a game and lose, the Senators’ plunged further out of the race.

Only Mika Zibanejad could solve Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov on the 39 shots he faced and the result was a 3-1 loss to the Avalanche in front of 19,501 at the Canadian Tire Centre.


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