Check out Tim Warnsby’s 2-12-2010 CBC article on the top 5 reasons why the Senators sit atop the Northeast standings
…There are many reasons for the Ottawa Senators’ rise in the NHL Eastern Conference standings and their move into first place in the Northeast Division.
Goalie Brian Elliott has been spot on. They have received scoring from throughout the lineup. Defencemen Chris Phillips and Anton Volchenkov have regained their form as one of the top shutdown pairings in the league.
Jason Spezza also has been on fire for the Senators, who have won 13 of their past 14 games. Spezza has scored 12 goals and 17 points in his past 14 games, including three game-winning goals.