‘It was a no show’ — Boucher rips Senators after loss to Ducks

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That was hardly a dream road trip to California for the Ottawa Senators.

After a loss to the L.A. Kings on Saturday and a suspension handed down to defenseman Mark Borowiecki the following day, the Senators went up against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday and lost 5-1, ending this four-game road trip with just a single win.

In three of those games, Ottawa was exposed for four or more goals against, including an eight-spot to Pittsburgh at the beginning of the week.

The Ducks managed three power play goals on four opportunities Sunday, with Corey Perry scoring the winner. Sens goalie Mike Condon was pulled after giving up three goals on 13 shots in the first period. Ottawa was only able to get 22 shots on net.

It all left Senators coach Guy Boucher a little miffed afterwards.

“It was a no show, all around,” said Boucher, per the Ottawa Sun.

“Not good. Not good. We wanted to rebound from (Saturday). They out-competed us, they out-muscled us on the boards, they were first on puck, they had more of a shooting mentality than we did, they did a better job in front of our goalie’s net than we did in front of theirs.”

The Senators, still second in the Atlantic Division, return home to face the Sharks on Wednesday.