After their game at the Wells Fargo Centre, the team is now 4-4-1 against teams who are below .500., and 4-5-3 against teams above .500. This would suggest they are about average, and this is reflected in their overall record of 8-9-4. What’s interesting is the fact that some fans think the team is playing horrible hockey, yet, they have not lost by more than 3 goals to a team above .500. Their two worst losses of the season to above .500 teams were not by more than 3 goals, 4-1 to the Ducks, and 5-2 to the Sharks, respectively. In another 6 games against teams who have won more than 50 per cent of their games, the team has lost by only one goal.
In addition, they have beat Boston, who currently leads the Atlantic, and Detroit, scoring a total of 10 goals and allowing only 3 in those two games. The rest of the games have been solid wins, or straight up ugly for the Senators.
We’ve seen a team who can man-handle powerhouses, and a team that gets ripped apart by playoff longshots. So, which is it?
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Sens 3 Flyers 2 (7-10-2) | Nov. 19
Sens 1 Wild 3 (12-4-4) | Nov. 20
Sens 3 Red Wings 2 (9-5-7) | Nov. 23
Sens 1 Hurricanes 2 (8-8-4) | Nov. 24
Sens 3 Flyers 1 (7-10-2) – (Nov. 12) | Result: Sens 0 Flyers 5
Sens 2 Bruins 4 (12-6-1) (Nov. 15) | Result: Sens 4 Bruins 2
Sens 4 Blue Jackets 2 (7-10-3) (Nov. 17) | Result: Sens 1 Blue Jackets 4
Prediction record: 10-9 (Week: 0-3)
News: The Ottawa Senators continue to struggle with consistency after dropping two games against sub-.500 teams. Had they won against the Flyers and Blue Jackets and everything else remained the same at week’s end, they would’ve been a point behind Boston, Toronto and Detroit who are all tied for second in the Atlantic division with 25 points each. Trade rumours are surfacing as an Edmonton scout was in Ottawa observing the team this past week. The Senators are apparently in search of a top 6 forward to play alongside Jason Spezza, as per Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie.
IN THE STANDINGS:
Ottawa (8-8-4) – 6th in Atlantic (8 points behind division leading Lightning) – Tied for 3rd in East wild card race with the Hurricanes