Ottawa Senators: New Coach, Same Result

Fred PoulinCorrespondent IFebruary 4, 2009

The Senators did not exactly get off to a fast start yesterday against the Kings as they were blanked 1-0 at home in Cory Clouston's debut as an NHL coach.

The 39-year-old Clouston, promoted from the Binghamton Senators, took over after Craig Hartsburg was fired Sunday night by GM Bryan Murray. He is the team’s fourth coach since the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals.

The Senators are the lowest-scoring team in the NHL with just 116 goals in 49 games and it showed yesterday as they were unable to take advantage of their numerous scoring chances on rookie netminder Jonathan Quick.

The Senators managed 29 shots on Quick and were unable to convert their five power-play opportunities.

The Senators have now lost four of their past five games to slip to the 13th rank in the Eastern Conference standings. They will host the Boston Bruins tomorrow night.

The Sens also have returned rookie Peter Regin to Binghamton of the AHL today.