The thought just crossed my mind about the dire preseason predictions many people had about the Senators ability to score goals. Last year we had the second worst goals for in the league with 192. This year, despite the overhaul last season of many proven veteran scorers, this team has found a way. The veteran leaders of this team, namely Spezza, Alfie, Michalek, Kuba and Gonchar are all having solid bounceback seasons. Karlsson is well on his way to being a superstar in the league. But it's the secondary players that are really filling in the gaps, with Foligno, Smith and Greening that are proving to be NHL worthy players and not just guys along for the ride.
As it stands right now, the Sens are on pace to score 253 goals this year, a 61 goal increase over last year. While the Sens could obviously slow down their torrid pace, one would have to think they will definitely fly by last years mark without too much issue. I find this goes to show that so often predictions tend to be so off base. People tend to extrapolate the good and bad that a team does, so rarely do they ever actually see stuff like this coming.