Call it the Saturday Night Flu.
With their 4-0 shutout loss to the Bruins on Saturday night, the Ottawa Senators have now dropped their last 6 regular season Saturday night games going back to last season, including all 4 so far this campaign.
And that's not even the ugliest stat we can come up with in case you were wondering.
If you start digging back into their Saturday schedule going back to last year's schedule, the Senators have now lost 11 of their last 12 Saturday games.
11 of 12. Just let that sink in.
You want the details?
Sat. Oct. 30: Loss x-x to Bruins
Sat. Oct. 23: Loss 3-0 to Canadiens
Sat. Oct. 16: Loss 4-3 to Canadiens
Sat. Oct. 9: Loss 5-1 to Maple Leafs
Sat. Apr. 10: Loss 5-2 to Sabres
Sat. Apr. 3: Loss 4-1 to Islanders
Sat. Mar. 27: WIN 3-2 over Panthers
Sat. Mar. 20: Loss 5-4 to Stars
Sat. Mar. 13: Loss 5-1 to Canucks
Sat. Mar. 6: Loss 2-1 to Maple Leafs
Olympic Break: No Saturday games played between 13th of Feb. to 6th of Mar.
Sat. Feb. 13: Loss 4-1 to Red Wings
Sat. Feb. 6: Loss 5-0 to Maple Leafs
That's 11 of 12 folks. Beyond ugly.
This awful stretch has included 3 losses to the Leafs at a combined score of 12-2.
The news doesn't get any better. The next 3 Saturday games are against the Canadiens, the Bruins and the Leafs. All 3 teams have figured prominently in the current woeful streak.
What makes it even harder to take is that the majority of these games have been broadcast on Hockey Night In Canada, the kind of national stage that gives local fans the opportunity to see their beloved team show what they have to the rest of the country.
Unfortunately for Senators fans, all the rest of the country sees of this team on a regular basis is a Keystone Cops routine and the captain getting booed in his own building.