Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ottawa Senators Snap 38-Game Losing Streak

On April 10, 1993, the NHL's expansion team the Ottawa Senators snap a 38-game road losing streak. The 38-game losing streak was the longest of all-time in the NHL, last from October 10, 1992, to April 3, 1993.

The Ottawa Senators on Opening Night in 1992.

The Senators set three records including the longest losing streak on the road, fewest road wins in a season, with just one. As well the Senators has the longest home streak of eleven.

The Senators would only go on to win nine games in the 1992-1993 season despite winning the first game of the year.

On top of all that the expansion Senators had flopped in the draft earlier that year too. Making three draft picks that were all inelligible to play, and to top it off, first round pick Alexei Yashin, chosen second overall by the Senators opted to play in Moscow versus in the NHL.

That 1992-1993 Senators teams put up the worst record of all-time in the NHL.

Despite that the Senators sold out every game that year and finished with a season attendance of 429,645 in 41 games at home. An average attendance of 10,479 a game.