The Senators are going out like a lion.

For the first time in nearly two months, the Senators have put together two straight wins with a 6-3 victory over the Calgary Flames Sunday night in front of 18,505 at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Defenceman Jared Cowen scored the third period winner as the Senators put together back-to-back wins for the first time since Feb. 4-6 when they knocked off St. Louis and Buffalo. It’s also the first time people in Ottawa have seen two straight wins at home in three months. The club won three straight here from Dec. 28-to-Jan 2.

Milan Michalek and Kyle Turris led the attack with two goals while Clarke MacArthur also scored. Goalie Robin Lehner came up big with 37 stops as the Senators remained barely alive in the East.

Former 67's centre Sean Monahan along with Paul Byron and Matt Stajan scored for the Flames who got a lousy goaltending effort from Karri Ramo as Ottawa moved six points out of playoff spot.

The Senators are suddenly talking playoffs again even if it is a longshot.

"It shouldn't have came to (playing for pride). A little bit of pressure and chasing a playoff spot is fun for me," said MacArthur, who is tied with Turris for the team lead in goals with 25.

"Whether we get in or not I think we said before, 'Let's catch a few teams and see what happens.' Put some pressure people. That's what we're going to try and do. You never know what can happen.

"You get on a roll here, get feeling good, and you just never know. We're going to worry about (Monday) and try to move up on the next team."

Even coach Paul MacLean isn't convinced this race is over.

"I'm just going game-by-game like I always do," he said. "We're going to enjoy the win here for another 35 minutes but we've got to come back here and play (Monday).

"All I know is we've got eight games left and we've got to win them. I still say I'm going to like where we are after 82 games. I might be dreaming, but at the same time that's what I believe."