Ottawa at the Sixty-Game Mark

The 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 are 2nd in their division (unchanged), 7th in the conference (down from 5th), and 11th in the overall standings (down from 9th).  They are 5th in goals for (up from 6th), 28th in goals against (down from 27th), 13th in powerplay percentage (up from 17th), 17th on the penalty kill (up from 19th).  They are 13th in 5-on-5 goals for/against ratio (0.99), down from 10th; they are 15th in the league in faceoffs (no change); they are 30th in shots allowed (down from 29th) and 9th 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 10-5-8-13 +2 TOI 19:55 FO% 54.4
Daniel Alfredsson 10-5-2-7 +2 TOI 18:32
Erik Karlsson 10-3-4-7 +3 TOI 25:24
Milan Michalek 10-2-5-7 +2 TOI 19:28
Bobby Butler 7-1-5-6 +2 TOI 11:26 SCR 3
Filip Kuba 10-1-4-5 +2 TOI 23:31
Sergei Gonchar 10-0-4-4 -4 TOI 22:29
Chris Phillips 10-2-1-3 Even TOI 18:45
Erik Condra 10-0-3-3 +1 TOI 14:46
Nick Foligno 10-0-3-3 -6 TOI 14:52
Chris Neil 10-1-1-2 -3 TOI 13:17
Kaspars Daugavins 10-1-1-2 Even TOI 11:32 (TOI decreasing)
Zack Smith 10-1-1-2 -1 TOI 14:51 FO% 47.6
Brian Lee
4-0-2-2 +1 TOI 14:40 INJ 6
Colin Greening
10-1-0-1 -2 TOI 15:50 (TOI declining)
Kyle Turris 10-1-0-1 -3 TOI 16:32 FO% 45.2
Jim O’Brien 7-1-0-1 -1 TOI 9:50 FO% 50.0 (2-1-0-1 +1 AHL)
Jared Cowen 10-0-0-0 -6 TOI 19:49 (TOI increasing)
Zenon Konopka 6-0-0-0 -2 TOI 7:38 FO% 58.5 (FO% decreasing) SCR 4
Matt Carkner 5-0-0-0 -1 TOI 12:18 (TOI decreasing) SCR 5
Mark Borowiecki 1-0-0-0 -1 TOI 11:58 (5-0-1-1 -1 AHL)
Jesse Winchester (injured)
Peter Regin (injured)
Craig Anderson 2-5-2 2.93 .910 (GAA and SV decreased) pulled twice
Alex Auld 3-1-0-0 3.28 .883 (GAA and SV improved)

Over the ten games the players have been a mix of hot and cold.  A number of players are mired in horrible slumps (Turris, Cowen, Greening, etc), with Daugavins broke an 11-game pointless streak last night.  On the flip side, Butler has risen from the dead (and being scratched three straight games) and is on a 4-game point streak.  O’Brien was recalled largely because of Butler‘s struggles and has played very well in a checking role.  I wonder if he’s done enough to stay with the team, or if the return of Winchester will see him back in Binghamton.  Foligno and Cowen were -6 through the segment, while Karlsson lead the way at +3.  Alfredsson had points in the most games (6).  Anderson went all over the map with his performances (including letting in a goal from center ice and being brilliant in shutting out Tampa).  Despite a long losing streak the Sens remain in the hunt and control their own fate.

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  1. […] Sens are now seventy-games into the season (for the previous ten-game segment go link).  Ottawa went 6-3-1, earning 13 points (a 5 point increase from their previous ten games).  They […]

  2. […] game segment the Sens were again 7-2-1 with Spezza, Turris, and Karlsson leading the way The sixth segment Ottawa was a season worst 3-5-2 with Spezza, Alfredsson, and Karlsson leading the way The seventh […]


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