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The Ottawa Senators have exhausted all of their wiggle room in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
With just five games remaining, the Senators are five points below the postseason cutoff and have four teams ahead of them.
Ottawa’s drive toward the postseason got harder on Wednesday night with a 2-1 loss to the visiting New York Islanders, who are making the most of their role as spoiler.
Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist for the second straight night, and the Islanders won their third in a row and for the fifth time in six games.