The post-game report: Key numbers, a scoring slump and aftermath audio

Given the Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets fired a combined 70 shots at two backup goalies, you might have expected a barn-burner at the Bank. Instead, failure to capitalize on secondary scoring chances resulted in 1-0 snoozer in favour of Winnipeg.

The post-game report: Key numbers, a scoring slump and aftermath audio
Chris Neil of the Ottawa Senators is roughed up by Ron Hainsey (6) and James Wright (17) of the Winnipeg Jets during first period NHL action held at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, February 09, 2013. (Jean Levac/OTTAWA CITIZEN)

IN A NUTSHELL

Given the Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets fired a combined 70 shots at two backup goalies, you might have expected a barn-burner at the Bank. Instead, failure to capitalize on secondary scoring chances resulted in 1-0 snoozer in favour of Winnipeg.

BY THE NUMBERS

0-3: Ottawa’s power play on the afternoon.

30: Rank of Winnipeg’s penalty kill coming into this game

6: Senators with three shots each in the game — there was no clear leader on this day

3: Jets with five shots each

7: Hits by Chris Neil to lead all players

22: Blocked shots by the Jets

SCORING SLUMP

So the Senators have now managed just 15 goals in seven games since losing Jason Spezza. Reason to be concerned? Probably, but the players aren’t ready to go there just yet.

“It is what it is,” Daniel Alfredsson said afterwards. “I think we’ve shown throughout last year and even this year that we can score goals. We weren’t expected to score a lot of goals last year either and we found a way and we’ve got to try and do the same thing this year.”

Kyle Turris echoed that sentiment, suggesting it was simply a matter of getting more bodies to the net.

THE COACH SPEAKS

Paul MacLean does a pretty tidy job of summing the game up in 30 seconds right here.

 

SCRUM SAMPLER

Hear from Stephane Da Costa, Ben Bishop, Daniel Alfredsson, Erik Karlsson and Kyle Turris.

 

PHOTO GALLERY

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