Ottawa at the Fifty-Game Mark

The Sens are now fifty-games into the season (for the previous ten-game segment go link).  Ottawa went 7-2-1, earning 15 points (the same as their previous stretch).  They are 2nd in their division (unchanged), 5th in the conference (up from 6th), and 9th in the overall standings (up from 13th).  They are 6th in goals for (up from 13th), 27th in goals against (up from 29th), 17th in powerplay percentage (unchanged), 19th on the penalty kill (up from 25th).  They are 10th in 5-on-5 goals for/against ratio (1.03), up from 19th; they are 15th in the league in faceoffs (up from 21st); they are 29th in shots allowed (down from 28th) and 11th in shots-for (down from 7th).

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 10-6-4-10 +4 TOI 20:07 FO% 54.2
Kyle Turris 10-4-5-9 +8 TOI 16:15 FO% 44.9 (TOI and FO% increasing)
Erik Karlsson
9-2-7-9 +7 TOI 25:29 1 INJ
Daniel Alfredsson
10-3-5-8 +7 TOI 18:30
Colin Greening 10-3-5-8 +2 TOI 16:11
Nick Foligno
10-1-7-8 +3 TOI 14:47
Milan Michalek 10-4-2-6 +1 TOI 19:32
Filip Kuba
10-1-5-6 +5 TOI 23:25 (TOI increasing)
Chris Neil 10-3-1-4 Even TOI 13:23 
Sergei Gonchar
10-0-4-4 +2 TOI 22:15
Jared Cowen
10-0-3-3 +3 TOI 20:13 (TOI increasing)
Bobby Butler 10-2-0-2 +2 TOI 11:12 (TOI decreasing)
Chris Phillips
9-0-2-2 +1 TOI 18:58 INJ 1 (TOI decreasing)
Erik Condra
10-0-2-2 +2 TOI 14:57 (TOI increasing)
Zack Smith 10-1-0-1 +1 TOI 15:02 FO% 47.7
Kaspars Daugavins 10-0-1-1 Even TOI 11:57 (TOI decreasing)  
Zenon Konopka
10-0-0-0 -1 TOI 7:34 FO% 59.5
Matt Carkner
8-0-0-0 Even TOI 12:39 SCR 2 (TOI decreasing)
Brian Lee 3-0-0-0 +1 TOI 14:38 SCR 2 INJ 5
Mark Borowiecki 1-0-0-0 Even TOI 13:01 (5-1-2-3 -1 AHL)
Andre Petersson 1-0-0-0 Even TOI 5:02 (5-4-4-8 -3 AHL)
Jesse Winchester (injured)
Peter Regin (injured)
Craig Anderson 7-2-1 2.85 .912 GAA and SV improved
Alex Auld DNP

A number of things stand out in the segment: Alex Auld simply isn’t playing while Chris Phillips see’s his ice time continuing to decline (most of the extra ice time is going to Jared Cowen).  Zack Smith and Erik Condra have gone ice cold, while Kyle Turris, Colin Greening, and Nick Foligno have heated up.  Erik Karlsson continues to be incredibly productive and Craig Anderson has hit his stride and is winning games for the team.  Turris leads the way at an incredible +8 while Kaspars Daugavins and Zenon Konopka are the only minus players at -1.



  1. […] Sens are now sixty-games into the season (for the previous ten-game segment go link).  Ottawa went 3-5-2, earning 8 points (a 7 point drop from their previous torrid pace).  They […]

  2. […] with Spezza, Alfredsson, and Karlsson leading the way and Rundblad traded for Turris The fifth ten game segment the Sens were again 7-2-1 with Spezza, Turris, and Karlsson leading the way The sixth […]

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