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Nick Foligno is very good on even strength, but doesn't get much power play time. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)
Nick Foligno is very good on even strength, but doesn't get much power play time. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)
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Jason Spezza leads the Senators with 36 even strength points, but do you know who is second? It's Nick Foligno with 30, two ahead of Erik Karlsson and Daniel Alfredsson. In terms of per 60 minutes of 5-on-5, Foligno is in fact leading the way with 2.41 points per 60 minutes.

On defence, Erik Karlsson leads with 28 even strength points, Sergei Gonchar is second with 15. The two are also first and second on a per 60 minute basis, with Karlsson at 1.41/60 minutes and Gonchar at 1.09.

So given how often Foligno scores on even strength, why does he not get more power play time? He gets 1:12 of power play time per game, which is only eighth among the club's forwards.

Here are today's links:

  • Recap from last night. (Silver Seven, Ottawa Sun, Senators Extra)
  • Scoring chances from last night. The first power play unit was awesome. Jared Cowen was not. (The 6th Sens)
  • Eugene Melnyk is going to take a zero tolerance policy against err...drunken bullies. (Senators Extra)
  • Obviously nice cheers for Mike Fisher and Chris Phillips last night. And Alex Auld beat Pekka Rinne eh? (Ottawa Sun)
  • Chris Phillips scored twice! Meanwhile, Nashville's top pairing played almost half the game, they are certainly going to get paid big aren't they? Also a comment on the Melnyk/drunks. (The 6th Sens)
  • If you want to go to the Sens/Sabres game on 10 March with us, please contact AlfieGirl at the email on her profile. Tickets are about $50 in the lower 300 level.