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.”