New York Islanders Low In Eastern Conference Power Ranking
After a surprise trip to the Eastern Conference Final, it has been a rapid fall for the Ottawa Senators. They have just 54 points this year, only one point ahead of Buffalo, with a 22-32-10 record.
Arguably their best player, Erik Karlsson has had a down year for Ottawa. He has 47 points (6 goals, 41 assists) which is still good for a defenseman but not nearly the production we’re used to with Karlsson.
Karlsson was brought up at the trade deadline, and Vegas even made a hard push to land him. Despite the hot rumors he remained with the Sens, which may lead to an awkward situation for both him and the franchise.
The Sens have the sixth fewest goals for on the season with 174. Being 11th out of 16 teams is pretty bad but what’s even worse is their goals allowed stat.
They’ve allowed the second most goals in the East with 225. Their goal differential is -51 which is right behind Buffalo (notice a trend here).
Craig Anderson and Mike Condon have split time in net, and neither are any good. Anderson’s save percentage is .900 right on the nose while Condon’s is .901.
Their goals against averages are nothing to write home about either as they’re both north of 3.20.
It was a rapid fall for the Sens, and it doesn’t look like it’ll get better any time soon. They don’t even have a lottery pick to look forward to, that belongs to Colorado now.