Despite two losses in which the Senators have conceded a combined 11 goals, most recently a 6-to-4 loss against the Buffalo Sabers on Tuesday, forward Claude Giroux doesn’t want to hit the panic button.
And rightfully so, the season is only six games long. However, the number 28 recognizes that it is necessary to show more urgency on the ice to accumulate victories.
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“As frustrating as it is, we still have 76 games left,” he said Tuesday evening after his team’s defeat. Now is not the time to hit the panic button. But it’s time to keep working on our game, keep finding ways to be consistent for 60 minutes. If we do that, we will win hockey games.”
It’s the same story for the Ottawa club’s fullback Jakob Chychrun.
“This is the beginning of the year, we are not going to win every game,” Chychrun said at a press conference on Tuesday. “But we really need to learn from some nights where we didn’t have our best players and move forward.”
Prior to these two seriously bad performances (they also lost 5-2 against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday), the “Sens” had started the season with three wins in four games. DJ Smith’s men’s next game is against the New York Islanders on Thursday.