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Bobby Ryan's brilliant goal a bright spot in a bad stretch for Senators

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Bobby Ryan (Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images) Author: The Hockey News

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Bobby Ryan's brilliant goal a bright spot in a bad stretch for Senators

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The Senators have won just twice in 10 games and recently fired head coach Paul MacLean, but Bobby Ryan gave Sens fans something to cheer for Thursday with a superbly skilled goal against the Los Angeles Kings.

The Ottawa Senators have won just twice in their past 10 games, fired head coach Paul MacLean Monday, and lost 5-3 Thursday to the Los Angeles Kings in the debut of MacLean's replacement, Dave Cameron. However, Sens star right winger Bobby Ryan played the silver lining in his team's clouds with a stunning goal that ranks among the best he's ever scored.

The Senators were trailing 2-0 with six minutes remaining in the second period at Canadian Tire Centre when Ryan picked up a pass on Ottawa's side of the center ice line, broke into the Kings zone, deked L.A. defenseman Brayden McNabb into next week, and does the same to goalie Jonathan Quick:

The goal was Ryan's sixth of the season and first in eight games, and although it wasn't enough to give the Senators their first modest two-game win streak since Nov. 4-6, Ottawa needs Ryan to heat up if they have any hope of making the playoffs this season and this should provide him with some much-needed confidence.

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Bobby Ryan's brilliant goal a bright spot in a bad stretch for Senators