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Gotta Keep ‘Em Separated: An Analysis

Chris Neil #25 of the Ottawa Senators and Nick Leddy #8 of the Chicago Blackhawks chase after the puck during the NHL game on October 29, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)


Twelve games into the season, the Ottawa Senators are allowing an average of just over 3 goals per game, good for sixth worst in the league.

But they’re 13th in goals for, scoring just under 3 goals per game. One’s response to this would be that it’s obvious why they’re losing. If you score less than the other team, you lose — plain and simple.

Still, averaging the 13th most goals per game in the league  isn’t bad. So, it’s Craig Anderson’s fault … No, actually. Those who have been around hockey long enough will tell you that it’s rarely the netminder’s fault, and in this situation, they’d be right.

Keep reading at Hooked On Hockey Magazine.


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