Jason Spezza has some advice for all those Senators' faithful poised to hit the panic button.

"We've got to take a deep breath and just relax," said the club's alternate captain.

Coming off a disgraceful 5-0 beating at the hands of the arch-rival Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday at Scotiabank Place that extended the Senators losing streak to six games, the players had Sunday off to lick their wounds.

The Senators woke up sitting in the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference. They're still in the playoff picture, all is not lost and they've got three games left at home this week, starting with Tuesday's visit by the St. Louis Blues.

"You've got to look at the whole picture," said Spezza Saturday. "Our last two weeks have been really bad and we've lost games that we shouldn't have lost and we've blown some leads that we shouldn't have blown.