Your Ottawa Senators return to the confines of Scotiabank Place to play their first game since ending their 11-game losing streak in Edmonton on Saturday afternoon. With only two wins in this calendar year, Ottawa has yet to win in front of their home crowd in 2011. Their last home win came on Boxing Day, when Ottawa down Pittsburgh 3-1. With only two home wins in the month of December, and with Ottawa losing eight straight home games since, it’s been along time since Sens army cheered the home team on home ice.
How bad have the Sens been this year on home ice? Well they sport the second worst home record in the league with a 9-15-4 record. With a total of 19 losses at home, it is no wonder why the home team routinely gets booed off the ice. And coming off a four game road trip which saw Ottawa trade fan favourite Mike Fisher to Nashville, the home crowd will have less to cheer for.
With the team and fans hoping for a high draft pick this summer, it can be expected that the losing will continue. I think most fans just hope that most of the losing happens away from Ottawa.
With only 13 home games left, how many games do you think Ottawa will win?