The Ottawa Senators at the Ten Game Mark

After 10 games Ottawa sits at 5-5-0, their ten points good enough for 3rd in the division, 9th in the conference, and 19th in the overall standings.  They are 5th in goals for, 30th in goals against, 2nd in powerplay percentage and 29th on the penalty kill.  They have the lowest 5-on-5 goals for/against ratio (0.60), are 16th in the league in faceoffs, 21st in shots allowed and 14th in shots-for.  A quick snapshot of player’s stats (INJ=games missed due to injury, SCR=scratched):
Jason Spezza 10-5-8-13 -3 TOI 19:39 FO% 55.3
Milan Michalek 10-6-5-11 -3 TOI 19:53
Erik Karlsson 10-1-9-10 -6 TOI 24:41
Sergei Gonchar 9-0-7-7 -1 TOI 19:31 INJ 1
Daniel Alfredsson 9-4-3-7 -3 TOI 18:31 INJ 1
Colin Greening 10-3-3-6 -6 TOI 16:39
Zack Smith 10-1-3-4 +1 TOI 13:21 FO% 52.3
Chris Neil 10-1-2-3 -1 TOI 13:44
Peter Regin 5-1-2-3 +3 TOI 12:51 FO% 49.2 INJ 5
Nick Foligno 10-2-1-3 -2 TOI 16:05
Filip Kuba 10-2-0-2 -2 TOI 22:02
Chris Phillips 10-0-2-2 Even TOI 20:24
Zenon Konopka 7-1-1-2 Even TOI 7:23 FO% 55.4 SCR 2, INJ 1
Erik Condra 9-0-2-2 Even TOI 12:49 SCR 1
David Rundblad 8-0-2-2 -1 TOI 16:51 SCR 2
Stephane Da Costa 10-2-0-2 -4 TOI 11:35 FO% 41.0
Jesse Winchester 4-0-1-1 +1 TOI 7:17 INJ 6
Nikita Filatov 2-0-1-1 +1 TOI 13:32 (sent to Binghamton)
Mika Zibanejad 9-0-1-1 -3 TOI 12:54 FO% 44.0 (sent to Djurgarden)
Jared Cowen 10-0-0-0 -1 TOI 16:42
Brian Lee 4-0-0-0 -3 TOI 18:19 SCR 6
Bobby Butler 2-0-0-0 -1 TOI 9:47 SCR 2 INJ 6
Kaspars Daugavins 2-0-0-0 -2 TOI 14:58 (called up from Binghamton)
Craig Anderson 9-5-2 3.65 .883 (pulled once)
Alex Auld 3-0-3 4.90 .830 (pulled once)

A few things stand out: the team is 0-4 with Brian Lee in the lineup; Peter Regin leads the team in plus/minus (despite the team being 2-3 with him in the lineup); Alex Auld has been awful while Craig Anderson has been subpar.  Looking back at my game-by-game assessments the player who has stood out the most is Milan Michalek (a top player in five of the games), with Colin Greening next (four times).  On the negative side of the ledger is Stephane Da Costa (four bad games) followed by the departed Mika Zibanejad (with three).

I don’t think we’ll have a real sense of team trends until the 20-game mark, but this serves as a point in time that can be referred too later in the season.


  1. […] look at how they’ve done over the past ten games (for the previous ten-game segment go here link).  Ottawa went 5-4-1, earning 11 points (virtually the same clip as the previous ten, 5-5-0).  […]

  2. […] looking at how the Sens performed, so here’s a brief recap of the season that was: The first ten games the Sens were 5-5-0 with Spezza, Michalek, and Karlsson leading the way and the Zibanejad […]

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