The Noon Number: 4
4 - The number of empty-net goals each of Milan Michalek and Nick Foligno have so far this season, which is tied with Ryan Callahan and Olli Jokinen for tops in the league.
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.
The Chicago Blackhawks are second overall with 11 ENG, and the Nashville Predators and New York Rangers each have 10. No other team has hit double-digits yet.