Last year they were at the bottom in special teams, but had the ability to produce at five on five. This year the even strength scoring is simply not there.
If you cannot score five on five you are not going to win many games, forgetting the struggles on defense and in goal.
Frans Nielsen -1: 0 goals/13 games. Overall 2 goals. 1 ps goal, 1 empty net.
John Tavares -11: 1 goal/ 10 games. Overall 6 goals, 4 pp goals, 1 empty net.
Matt Moulson -7: 3 goals/13 games. Overall 5 goals, 2 pp goal.
PA Parenteau -9: 0 goals/13 games. Overall 3 goals, 3 pp goals.
Trent Hunter -1: 0 goals/ 9 games. Overall 0 goals.
Blake Comeau -6: 2 goals/13 games. Overall 3 goals, 1 pp goal.
Josh Bailey -2: 1 goal/ 11 games. Overall 3 goals, 2 pp goals.
Doug Weight -1: 1 goal/ 13 games. Overall 2 goals, 1 pp goal.
At five on five play the primary offensive players on this roster have a total of eight goals scored in total.
James Wisniewski's two goals are on pp/zero even strength -11.
Michael Grabner's three goals are all at even strength.
Matt Martin's goal is at even strength.
Nino Niederreiter's goal is at even strength.
Radek Martinek's goal is at even strength.
Milan Jurcina had one even strength goal/one shorthanded.
Jon Sim and Zeon Knonpka failed to score a single goal, along with Trevor Gillies.
Total even strength goals scored: Twenty in thirteen games or less than two per game.
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