Ottawa at the Forty-Game Mark

The 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 division (up from 5th), 6th in the conference (up from 11th), and 13th in the overall standings (up from 20th).  They are 13th in goals for (down from 6th), 29th in goals against (no change), 17th in powerplay percentage (down from 14th), 25th on the penalty kill (down from 22nd).  They are 19th in 5-on-5 goals for/against ratio (0.93), up from 21st; they are 21st in the league in faceoffs (down from 16th); they are 28th in shots allowed (down from 24th) and 7th in shots-for (up from 11th).

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):
Jason Spezza 10-5-7-12 +6 TOI 20:08 FO% 54.6 (TOI increasing, FO declining)
Daniel Alfredsson 10-5-7-12 +4 TOI 18:21 (TOI increasing)
Erik Karlsson 10-3-9-12 +7 TOI 25:38  
Jared Cowen
10-2-4-6 +2 TOI 19:36 (TOI increasing)  
Erik Condra
10-3-2-5 +2 TOI 14:33
Chris Neil 10-2-3-5 -1 TOI 13:25
Zack Smith
10-3-1-4 -1 TOI 15:04 FO% 47.6 (FO declining)
Nick Foligno
10-1-3-4 Even TOI 14:54
Colin Greening 10-1-3-4 +2 TOI 16:13
Kyle Turris 7-0-4-4 +4 TOI 15:34 FO% 43.8 (acquired by trade)
Brian Lee 8-0-3-3 -2 TOI 14:33 SCR 2
Milan Michalek
5-1-1-2 Even TOI 19:20 INJ 5
Filip Kuba 7-1-1-2 +6 TOI 23:03 (TOI increasing) INJ 3
Matt Carkner 9-1-1-2 -2 TOI 13:48 SCR 1
Sergei Gonchar
5-0-2-2 -1 TOI 22:00 INJ 5
Chris Phillips 9-0-2-2 -1 TOI 19:37 (TOI decreasing) INJ 1
Peter Regin 4-1-0-1 Even TOI 14:05 INJ 6 (TOI increasing)
Bobby Butler 8-1-0-1 Even TOI 11:41 SCR 2
Zenon Konopka
10-1-0-1 -2 TOI 7:33 FO% 59.5 (TOI increasing)
Kaspars Daugavins
10-0-0-0 -3 TOI 13:32 (TOI decreasing)
Jesse Winchester 4-0-0-0 -2 TOI 10:27 FO% 53.2 (TOI increasing) INJ 6
David Rundblad 3-0-0-0 -3 (traded)
Mike Hoffman 1-0-0-0 -1 9:01 (AHL 9-3-4-7 +2)
Craig Anderson 6-2-1 3.19 .899 (pulled once) GAA has improved
Alex Auld 1-0-0 3.73 .875 (pulled once) GAA has declined

The usual suspects lead the way offensively (Alfredsson, Spezza, and Karlsson) in the Sens recent stretch.  It’s interesting to note that despite all the Sens wins Anderson‘s stats have remained largely unchanged.  Nick Foligno, as expected, has come back down to earth (how much of that is due to him no longer playing at center is an open question).  Kaspars Daugavins hasn’t just come back down to earth, but has sunk below ground level.  Karlsson leads the way at +7 (with Spezza and Kuba at +6), while the aforementioned Daugavins sits at -3.  The Senators have clearly benefitted from their long stretch at home and I’ll be interested to see how they handle things on the road.


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