Craig Anderson can't do it by himself.

If the Senators are going to have a realistic shot at making the playoffs, they'd better hope the veteran goaltender and the rest of the players can find some help because they're on the outside looking in at the NHL's playoff picture at the moment.

The Senators had a chance to leap up four spots into the No. 7 position in the Eastern Conference with a victory over the Bruins Wednesday.

Instead, they suffered their sixth defeat in eight games in what's been a tough month.

If they're going to stay in the post-season race, then Anderson has to improve. He has a 13-11-2 record, but he is carrying a 3.42 GAA and .894 save-percentage.