Ottawa at the Thirty Game Mark

The Sens are now through thirty-one games in the season, so I’m a game late in posting my ten-game segment (for the previous segment go here link).  Ottawa went 3-4-3, earning 9 points (virtually the same clip they’ve had all season).  They are 5th in the division (from 3rd), 11th in the conference (down from 8th), and 20th in the overall standings (down from 16th).  They are 6th in goals for (down from 3rd), 29th in goals against (up from 20th), 14th in powerplay percentage (down from 3rd), 22nd on the penalty kill (up from 24th).  They are 21st in 5-on-5 goals for/against ratio (0.74), up from 26th; they remain 16th in the league in facoffs; they are 24th in shots allowed (down from 15th) and 11th in shots-for (up from 16th).

Here’s a quick snapshot of player’s stats over the last ten games, although with TOI and faceoffs I’ve simply indicated if the numbers have changed significantly (INJ=games missed due to injury, SCR=scratched):
Nick Foligno 10-4-5-9 +4 TOI 15:08
Jason Spezza 10-3-6-9 -6 TOI 19:38 FO% 55.1 (FO declining)
Daniel Alfredsson 10-2-6-8 -1 TOI 17:31
Erik Karlsson 10-1-6-7 -4 TOI 25:27
Milan Michalek 10-6-0-6 -2 TOI 19:01
Zack Smith 10-5-1-6 +2 TOI 15:12 FO% 48.6 (TOI up by 0:36; FO declining)
Erik Condra 10-3-3-6 +4 TOI 14:21 (TOI up by 0:33)
Sergei Gonchar
9-0-6-6 +1 TOI 21:54 (TOI up by 0:31) INJ 1
Colin Greening 10-2-3-5 Even TOI 16:21 (TOI down by 0:40)
Jared Cowen 10-2-3-5 -1 TOI 18:31 (TOI up 2:09)
Kaspars Daugavins 10-1-3-4 +3 TOI 14:52
Chris Phillips 10-0-4-4 +1 TOI 20:13 (TOI up by 0:43)  
Jesse Winchester 10-1-2-3 +1 TOI 10:52 FO% 53.2 (FO declining)
Brian Lee 8-0-2-2 Even TOI 14:28 (TOI down by 1:40) SCR 2
Filip Kuba 4-0-1-1 -1 TOI 22:13 (TOI down by 0:29) INJ 6
David Rundblad 8-1-0-1 -1 TOI 15:37 (TOI down 1:14) SCR 2
Zenon Konopka 9-0-1-1 -2 TOI 7:13 FO% 59.8 (FO increasing) SCR 1
Bobby Butler 10-0-1-1 +1 TOI 11:29
Chris Neil
5-0-0-0 -5 TOI 13:31 INJ 5
Nikita Filatov 3-0-0-0 Even TOI 9:49 (TOI up 0:39)  SCR 5 (sent to KHL)
Stephane Da Costa
2-0-0-0 -1 TOI 12:09 FO% 36.7 (sent to Binghamton)
Peter Regin 1-0-0-0 Even TOI 12:29 INJ 9
Matt Carkner 1-0-0-0 +1 TOI 15:40 INJ 4 (spent time on assignment in Binghamton)
Craig Anderson 3-3-1 3.36 .897 (pulled once) GAA has declined
Alex Auld 0-1-2 3.43 .875 GAA and SV have improved

A few things stand out: a great stretch for Nick Foligno and Daniel Alfredsson has returned to form.  Jason Spezza was a team worst -6, while Foligno and Erik Condra lead the way at +4.  Alex Auld has yet to win a game yet this season (including earning a loss in relief), while Craig Anderson seems unable to get his GAA down.  Jared Cowen‘s production has rocketed up, accompanied by his ice time.



  1. […] Sens are now forty-games into the season (for the previous ten-game segment go here).  Ottawa went 7-2-1, earning 15 points (their best stretch of the season).  They are 2nd in the […]

  2. […] The second segment Ottawa was 5-4-1 with Karlsson, Michalek, and Foligno leading the way The third ten game segment the Sens were 3-4-3 with Foligno, Spezza, and Alfredsson leading the way and the Filatov […]

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