Ottawa Senators at the 30-Game Mark

Ottawa has reached the 30-game mark and it’s time to take stock and see how the team has performed.  The Sens went 4-2-4 (here’s the previous ten games) which puts them 5th in the conference and drops them to 3rd in the division (opening a window on how much fun the new playoff format will be next season).  Their 77 goals is twelfth in the conference while their 65 goals against remains second.  Ottawa’s powerplay rose to 11th overall (19.8%); and they now have the 2nd best penalty killing in the league (88.4%).  The Sens are the 2nd most penalized team in the league and they have the 10th best 5-on-5 goals for/against ratio (1.10).

Player’s stats (INJ=games missed due to injury, SCR= scratched, SUS=suspended, AHL=games in the AHL):

Sergei Gonchar 10-1-12-13 +4 TOI 24:40
Patrick Wiercioch 10-4-4-8 +3 TOI 15:18
Kyle Turris 10-4-3-7 -1 TOI 19:23
Zack Smith 10-3-4-7 -2 TOI 15:50
Daniel Alfredsson 10-2-5-7 +2 TOI 19:04
Jakob Silfverberg 10-4-1-5 +3 TOI 16:23
Guillaume Latendresse 5-3-2-5 +4 TOI 15:08
Chris Phillips 10-1-4-5 +6 TOI 21:01
Mika Zibanejad 10-3-1-4 +3 TOI 13:08
Andre Benoit 9-0-4-4 -2 TOI 16:02 SCR 1
Chris Neil 10-0-3-3 +1 TOI 14:09
Jim O’Brien 9-1-1-2 -1 TOI 11:31 SCR 1
Colin Greening 10-1-1-2 Even TOI 14:10
Milan Michalek 2-0-2-2 Even TOI 18:23 INJ 8
Erik Condra 10-0-2-2 -3 TOI 13:39
Matt Kassian 3-1-0-1 +1 TOI 4:44 [AHL 4-1-0-1]
Kaspars Daugavins 5-0-1-1 -2 TOI 11:09 SCR 5
Peter Regin 8-0-1-1 -1 TOI 11:49 SCR 2
Marc Methot 10-1-0-1 -7 TOI 22:39
Eric Gryba 10-0-1-1 -4 TOI 21:37
David Dziurzynski 4-0-0-0 -1 TOI 12:26 INJ 6
Mark Stone 4-0-0-0 -1 TOI 10:00 [AHL 5-1-2-3]
Erik Karlsson (injured)
Jason Spezza (injured)
Jared Cowen (injured)

Robin Lehner 2-0-4 1.90 .946
Ben Bishop 2-2-0 2.62 .921
Craig Anderson (injured)

Gonchar has enjoyed a remarkable run over this period, taking up the offensive load left by Karlsson‘s absence.  Wiercioch has also stepped up his game.  In general, after suffering through a period of sputtering offence the Sens have ramped up their goal scoring–Turris finally scored again and Smith rewarded Paul MacLean’s faith in him.  Phillips lead the plus/minus charge (+6) while surprisingly Methot (-7) is at the bottom.  Among the depth players it appears as though Regin gets the nod over Daugavins, although he remains maddeningly inconsistent.  Lehner has been fantastic since Anderson‘s injury and earned the team at least a point in every start.

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)

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