Ups and Downs: Week 20
Dzingel's first NHL goal has him up, while Hoffman's dry spell has him down
The Senators won all their games this week! Two of them were via the shootout, but two points are two points. It's the kind of week the Sens need if they're gonna push to the playoffs again.
His speed has done wonders, and this week some quick hands got him his first NHL goal. No way he gets sent back down after the last couple weeks.
Biggest losses: Mike Hoffman
He's been Ottawa's most consistent forward this season, but these last couple weeks he's dried up. It can't help that Turris is injured, but the Sens can't be expected to win with Hoffman quiet long-term. Here's hoping he figures it out before he gets last season's treatment and is shuffled down the lineup.
|Craig Anderson||Big week for Andy, allowing five goals on 102 shots for a .951 save pct. He also stopped all five shootout attempts he faced this week. |
|Andrew Hammond||Didn't play this week |
|Mark Borowiecki||Played one game this week, and the Sens looked a fair amount better without him |
|Cody Ceci||Beat up on the Sabres possession-wise, but then so did the whole team |
|Erik Karlsson||Only two points this week, not counting the goal and assist he had for the Red Wings |
|Marc Methot||Had an OK week |
|Dion Phaneuf ||Phaneuf-Ceci are a possession black hole, but at least he scored a goal! |
|Chris Phillips||Hi Chris! |
|Chris Wideman ||Wiercioch-Wideman made a great third pairing. Too bad this team needs Borocop |
|Patrick Wiercioch||Wiercioch-Wideman made a great third pairing. Too bad this team needs Borocop|
|Alex Chiasson||He scored a goal this week. Hopefully it makes him tradeable! |
| Ryan Dzingel ||See Biggest Gains |
|David Dziurzynski ||Haven't heard anything on his progress |
|Mike Hoffman||See Biggest Losses |
|Curtis Lazar||Perfectly average week for the young Lazar |
|Clarke MacArthur||Keep healing up! |
|Chris Neil||He got an assist against the Canes! |
|Jean-Gabriel Pageau||Two more assists continue his streak of being Cameron's most-trusted centre |
| Nick Paul ||Got his first career NHL point |
| Shane Prince ||After I thought his spot in the lineup was solidified, he was a healthy scratch all week |
|Bobby Ryan||Not a great week for the $7-million man |
|Zack Smith||Two more goals for the best season of Z Smith's life |
|Mark Stone||Pretty good week for him, despite only scoring one goal |
|Kyle Turris||Just nowhere near his old self. At least he went 2/2 in the shootout |
|Mika Zibanejad||It's not good when neither of the top-six centres are looking good |
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