With nearly half of the 2017-18 season in the books, the Ottawa Senators‘ nightmarish campaign has yet to take a turn for the better. The Canadian club proved as much on Saturday evening, coming out on the losing end of a 5-0 shellacking to the Boston Bruins, marking their 17th loss in the past 21 contests and their fifth shutout loss this month. Needless to say, leading scorer Mark Stone isn’t pleased, and the winger spared no punches in assessing his team’s recent slide. “We’re coming to the rink every day and working hard. I don’t think it’s work ethic, I think it’s a little bit of stupidity, more than anything,” Stone said after the latest loss on Saturday. “Stupidity and frustration. We’ve put ourselves in terrible spots. If you look at the goals they’re scoring tonight, we’re putting ourselves in terrible situations. “It’s frustrating, obviously. I don’t think any player plays the game of hockey to lose. So I don’t think anybody in this locker room is thrilled at the way things are going. If they are, they shouldn’t be here.” While the 25-year-old is enjoying a career year with 15 goals and 34 points to his name already, he said the play of the rest of the club’s core has left more to be desired.
Mark Stone on cause of Senators’ woes: ‘Stupidity and frustration’
Sportsnet | Dec 31