Don Brennan brings up an uncomfortable topic in his column today.
No matter how good the Senators have looked at times during Bryan Murray's year and a bit behind the bench, they've never been without one particularly disturbing blemish -- their record in one-goal games.
Last season, while compiling a conference-leading 52-21-9 mark, they were a weak 10-15 in games decided by a single, lamp-lighting shot.
In the playoffs, they lost 5-of-7 one-goal games, including 4-of-5 in a swan-song series with Buffalo.
The Senators are picking up right where they dropped off. After Saturday's 2-1 loss in Boston, they are now 1-4 this season in games decided by a single goal.
It's an issue that needs to remain front and center until the players understand that close games require something more than what they've offered so far. I hope the media keeps bringing this up until the team deals with it.