TAMPA, FL - MARCH 06: Jason Spezza #19 (L) congratulates Milan Michalek #9 (R) of the Ottawa Senators on his empty net goal at 18:33 of the third period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on March 6, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Michalek scored two of his goals last night, part of his first hat trick of the season.
Foligno and Michalek have each scored more empty-net goals than the Buffalo Sabres and Montreal Canadiens, and have as many as the Edmonton Oilers, Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning, Minnesota Wild, and Winnipeg Jets.
Foligno and Michalek each have as many empty-net goals as all other Ottawa Senators players combined. Kyle Turris, Jason Spezza, Daniel Alfredsson, and Erik Condra have one ENG each, giving the team an overall total of 12 ENG so far this season--the highest number of empty-net goals of any team in the NHL.