Advantage Margin -52
Despite having one of the NHL's best offenses (and arguably its best line), the Senators allowed 12 more power plays than they earned at home -- and 40 more on the road.
2007-08 SEASON STATS
(7th east/13th NHL)
|Change from 2006-07||-11|
(7th east/16th NHL)
(5th east/8th NHL)
Ottawa scored a League-leading 164 goals while playing 5-on-5. The top line of Jason Spezza, Daniel Alfredsson and Dany Heatley had 172 points at even strength.
Special Teams Goal Margin 0
Ottawa's penalty-killers allowed 72 goals, more than all but three teams. But they at least partially redeemed themselves by scoring a League-high 18 shorthanded goals.
Goals by defensemen 37
The Senators let Wade Redden (6-32-38) leave as a free agent -- but kept Andrej Mezsaros (9-27-36), who's going to be relied on for more offense.
Overtime Record Total: 6-3-5 | OT: 3-3 | SO: 3-5
Ottawa goaltenders were not shootout stars. They stopped just 19 of 31 tries, a below-average .613 save percentage. At home, they were just 11 of 19, a .579 percentage.
Times Scored First 47 | Record 34-7-6
The way to beat the Senators was to get the jump on them. Ottawa won just nine times when the opposition scored first. The Senators were 18-2-4 at home when getting the first goal.
Best 07-08 Number 115
Goals scored by the Senators' “Pizza Line” of Spezza (34) between Alfredsson (40) and Heatley (41) in 227 games. Alfredsson missed 12 games, Heatley missed 11 and Spezza was sidelined for six.
Worst 07-08 Number 10-13-1
Ottawa's combined record on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. The Senators were 33-18-7 on the other four days of the week.
The Senators open with two games against Pittsburgh in Sweden, then play their next five games at home. But the Senators won't have time for any holiday cheer at home: They open an eight-game trip in Philadelphia on Dec. 23, then head to Western Canada for three games in four nights before coming back East for four more.