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It's been a while since Ottawa Senators defenceman Chris Phillips scored a goal. Nearly a calendar year, as a matter of fact.
It's been a while since Ottawa Senators defenceman Chris Phillips scored a goal. Nearly a calendar year, as a matter of fact.

67 - Games since Ottawa Senators defenceman Chris Phillips scored a goal on the opposition.

Phillips' last goal was way back on February 26, 2011, when the Sens beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1. That was his first (and only) goal of the 2010-11 season. (Interestingly, Phillips signed a three-year contract extension the next day.)

Before that goal against the Flyers, Phillips had gone 72 games without a goal. That stands, for the time being, as the longest goalless drought of his career.

Of course, I'm not suggesting that Phillips isn't pulling his weight--obviously, offence isn't his game. The team expects him to play defence, so that's what he focuses on, and that focus likely inhibits any significant offensive production. Still, Phillips has fired 65 shots at the opposition net since his last goal, so you'd think at least one or two of those would have gone in. Not so much.

Phillips has 12 assists this season, and 249P (60G, 189A) in 992 career NHL games.