Biggest gains: Ryan Dzingel
Dzingel scored three points this week, including both goals against a goalie vs. the Canucks. If you weren't sold on him being in the NHL yet, this week should've probably made up your mind for you.
Biggest losses: Chris Driedger
Binghamton's starter had never really got an NHL shot, having played mop-up duty in two games over the last two seasons. When called upon against the Flames, he didn't do well at all, allowing four goals on 11 shots. It's hard for anyone to play well when called in cold to be the goalie. He could still have a fine career ahead of him. I just think that he won't be seeing a start anytime soon.
|Put up two shutouts and was the NHL's first star of the week. It just seemed really callous to award Biggest Gains to someone right after they announce their wife has been diagnosed with cancer. All the best to Nicholle and the rest of their family.
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|Let in a weak goal, then went down with injury. The Hamburglar may never be healthy again.
|Was top-five in 5v5 possession stats for the team every game this week. Don't know what more I can ask for from him.
|I really don't know what to make of this guy. He still seems lost in the defensive zone.
| Thomas Chabot
|Unusually quiet week from the captain, scoring just a lone powerplay goal
|Average, average week for possibly Ottawa's least-noticeable defenceman (which is a compliment, by the way)
| Phaneuf looks slow, which is worrisome with a guy under contract for four seasons after this one
|Is slowly creeping his way higher up his coach's good books.
| Derick Brassard
|He's been fine, nothing spectacular
| Ryan Dzingel
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|Two more points, including finally his first goal of the season
| Chris Kelly
|I think he's the calmest Ottawa Senator
|He's skating and he followed the team for the road trip
|I have no complaints about how Neil's been playing
|The Sens can't afford for him to get caved like he did against the Oilers
|Played all three games, looked alright, and even got some powerplay time
| Tom Pyatt
|This bona fide NHLer was fine, but he really, really shouldn't be on a scoring line with Turris and Hoffman
|A sweet assist against the Canucks, and then the empty-net sealer against the Oilers
|He really does seem to fit with whatever line he's on
|I expect a lot from Ottawa's best forward, and he didn't deliver a lot this week
|I think the offence will be better when he's not playing with Tom Pyatt
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