After a heartbreaking loss against the Montreal Canadiens, the Ottawa Senators players were back in Ottawa.
Thinking that the events less then 24 hours ago could of motivated the team, things kept on going downhil and they lost 3-1 to the Colorado Avalanche Sunday evening.
The Avalanche scored the three first goals of the game.
Ottawa’s only response came from Mika Zibanejad in the last seconds of the game to take away Semyon Varlamov’s second shutout of the season but not his 34th win of the season.
Craig Anderson was not in uniform for the local team. Robin Lehner was in nets for the second straight game.
The Swede made 19 saves.
The numerous fans at the Canadian Tire Centre did not see much action in the first 20 minutes of the game.
Both teams did not score a goal and each only had 4 shots on net.
The Avalanche continue their progression
One of the NHL’s powerhouse showed once again why they are one of the best this season by taking a three goal lead. Colorado has never been shutout all season.
The ex-Sens, André Benoit, scored his 4th goal in his last 10 games to open the score in the favor of his team, it was the only goal of the 2nd period.
Nick Holden doubled the lead for Colorado on a power play goal and John Mitchell added another one late in the third period.
The Sens will play their next two games at home.
They will face the New York Rangers Tuesday and the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday before flying out to play Dallas Saturday night. Another big week awaits the Sens if they still have a chance to make the playoffs.
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