Pascal Leclaire finally got a chance to return to the Senators’ net. And, based on Thursday night’s effort, he may have to wait a bit before his next start.
Making his first start since suffering a groin injury Oct. 14, Leclaire couldn’t save the Senators as the club’s four-game winning streak came to a halt in a 6-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Place.
“Things were going their way (in the third) and then it was just boom, boom, boom,” said Leclaire, who faced 33 shots. “It was hard to come back from that.”
Being inactive didn’t help.
“There were a couple of things: A few rebounds and stuff like that you can practise as much as you want, but the games are a little different,” said Leclaire. “We’ll go from there. The more you play, the better you feel. You play to win. I’ll forget about it and get ready to play another game.”
Senators coach Cory Clouston didn’t blame the goalie.