Senators down but not out

Senators' Colin Greening crashes into the boards with Avalanches' Cory Sarich during NHL action in...

Senators' Colin Greening crashes into the boards with Avalanches' Cory Sarich during NHL action in Ottawa on Sunday, March 16, 2014. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:42 PM ET

OTTAWA - There is still hope for the Senators even if it is in the faint category.

Two devastating defeats on the weekend have left the Senators clinging to their playoff lives with only 15 games left on the schedule and the New York Rangers in town Tuesday night.

Trailing the Rangers by seven points for the final wildcard playoff spot, the Senators have lost control of their own destiny but they swore after losses to Montreal and Colorado they aren't done.

The Senators had Monday off to lick their wounds. They must go on one massive winning streak to book a ticket to the dance. The first task at hand is to beat the Rangers.

"You've gotta believe," said winger Chris Neil following the club's 3-1 loss to the Avalanche at home. "We've said that right from Day One.

"We've got to stick with it. As long as you've still got a chance to get in. Not winning the last two makes it a lot tougher. We hold out hope here. We've just got to get ready for the next one."


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