I 100% believe Ottawa is down because of all their focus on the drama.
I don't think so. Ottawa played pretty disciplined for what happened and was said before. Their problems are that
a.) the Habs are plain and simple the better and deeper team with Pacioretty back
b.) they are losing the goaltending battle. It looks like Hammond has run its course and is coming down to earth.
c.) they overachieved and it shows now. While I have a great sympathy for the Sens and their story this year the declining Bruins are still the better team and should have made the playoffs if everything went normal.
In other words : Their hot streak has come an end. They might come back, I'd not be the first one to write the Sens off this season only to see them ridicule my words. But I doubt it.
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