The game felt doomed from the start.
The Ottawa Senators rolled into Anaheim on an epic losing streak, with hardly any hope left for the season. The coach had finally ditched the platitudes and clichés and outright called out Matt Murray for underperforming. This team desperately needed a win but at this point it was hard to believe they’d actually manage to pull one together.
And what can I say about that game that hasn’t been said about every game before it? It was an Ottawa Senators game. They probably deserved a slightly better fate, but it never really looked like they were going to win.