Sens suffer tough loss against Toronto

Posted on January 1, 2011

Sens suffer tough loss against Toronto

This, folks, is what rock bottom looks and smells like.

Not very pleasant, is it.

In a game that could well have been Cory Clouston’s last as coach of the Senators, the hometown heroes were simply and utterly disgusting, losing 5-1 to the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night.

Throw in the fact the Leafs entered the evening as the 27th-ranked team in the league and consider that the Senators were beaten by a goalie named James Reimer, who was playing his first NHL game, it all adds up to a low point for Ottawa in of the 2010-11 season.

But Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson disputes that the team has bottomed out.

“If you look at it, it’s not a 5-1 game,” he said. “Every opportunity they got they made the most of it and we didn’t on our chances.

“They got to a pretty good lead fairly early, and we didn’t really have the energy tonight to give it a good push back.”

 

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