The Noon Number: 14.2

14.2 - Average number of penalty minutes assessed against the Ottawa Senators per game (PIM/GP), which is tied with the Vancouver Canucks for third-highest in the league. (Only the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins are assessed more penalty minutes per game than Ottawa.)

Included in Ottawa's numbers are 220 minor penalties (second-highest in the league), which are likely the most penalizing since the team is short-handed for most of these two-minute minors. The Sens also have 35 majors (mostly off-setting fighting calls), seven ten-minute misconducts (tied for sixth most in the league), and two game misconducts (tied for fifth highest league-wide).

The Phoenix Coyotes, Ottawa's opponent for tonight's game, have the league's lowest PIM/GP number, with just 7.8 penalty minutes per game.

Ottawa's leading penalty-minute man is Zenon Konopka with 152 PIM, almost five times as much as the Coyotes' leading rule-breaker, Raffi Torres, who has just 33 penalty minutes. The Coyotes have been in ten fights this season; Konopka has been in 15 all on his own.

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