Dave Cameron is hoping for a much better performance tonight from his Ottawa Senators.
And that’s putting it mildly.
The Sens were beaten, 3-1, Saturday in Montreal, and it was much worse than the final score indicated. It was 3-0 before the game was half over. The effort from his troops, particularly in the first period, left Cameron in “shock.”
“No pride in the D-zone and in getting the puck back in all the zones,” Cameron reiterated today, per NHL.com. “No compete. No pride.”
The Sens host L.A. tonight. The Kings lost 2-1 in overtime Saturday in Buffalo, but they have at least a point in their last nine games. There isn’t a team in the league playing a whole lot better right now.
Ottawa, meanwhile, has managed a respectable 15-10-5 record and currently holds down a wild-card spot in the Eastern Confernce, but with the 24th-best GAA (2.90) and a score-adjusted Corsi better than only Colorado, it’s no surprise to hear the coach voicing some serious concerns.