Last night’s thumping in Tampa was just another big loss for this outfit. When this team wins they just about get there. When they lose, it gets ugly.
Attacking Prowess (Or Lack Of)
Yes, the Sens have been deflated with the endless list of injuries, but guess what, other NHL teams have injuries too.
In their four-game road trip the Ottawa Senators have scored five goals, that’s right, five goals. That’s an average of 1.25 goals per game. The league average last year was 2.74 goals per team per game.
When you lose some of your best forwards to injury, yes it’s difficult but there are still talented players in the farm. Also, when your number one offensive output is a defenseman, the scoring shouldn’t fall off the face of the earth.
The Sens are operating a defensive system, this isn’t new to us. However, there comes a point where you need to match the defensive with some offensive. The Sens simply don’t look like scoring in those games were they go behind.
The Burrows trade clearly not wetting the appetite for the Sens faithful, who are hungry for more offense.