Senators' Clarke MacArthur doesn't regret words

Senators' Clarke MacArthur celebrates his shorthanded goal against the Lightning during first...

Senators' Clarke MacArthur celebrates his shorthanded goal against the Lightning during first period action in Ottawa on Thursday, March 20, 2014. (Darren Brown/QMI Agency)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:47 PM ET

OTTAWA - It's one thing to get beaten by a better team or the bounces, quite another to get outworked - especially when the season is on the line.

That's disturbing. And despicable.

If the Senators weren't playing guilty against the Lightning, they have absolutely no shame. For when Clarke MacArthur told reporters from every medium they lacked the necessary effort in an 8-4 loss to the Rangers, it was not news to his teammates. They all knew it. And they should all be embarrassed.

Asked after a morning skate in preparation for the Tampa visit if he thought his damning words would have a positive or negative effect, MacArthur wasn't sure.


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