January 26, 2009

Breaking Down the Final 20 Games

  • 9 road games; 8 of them in February
  • 11 home games including the last 6 games of the regular season
  • 15 of the remaining games are against conference rivals:
    • 3 against Kingston
    • 4 against Peterborough
    • 2 against Niagara
    • 1 each against Belleville and Brampton

  • 3 3-in-3 weekends left:
    • Brampton (home), Oshawa (road), Kingston (home) 1st weekend in February
    • Peterborough (home), Brampton (road), Owen Sound (road) the following weekend
    • Guelph (road), Erie (road), Niagara (road) last weekend in February

This time last year:
  • Ottawa's record was 22-21-2-2 for 49 points
  • GF 149 and GA 172
  • Top scorers were Couture (17 goals/45 points); McGinn (20 goals/43 points) and Kiriakou (12 goals/31 points).
  • Couture was out with a concussion, Lahey with his shoulder, Latta with mono and Bailey with a broken nose and orbital bone.
This year:
  • Their record is 28-16-2-2 for 60 points
  • GF 185 and GA 151
  • Top scorers are Logan Couture (18 goals/48 points); Corey Cowick (29 goals/46 points) and Ryan Martindale (20 goals/43 points)
  • best PP in the league; 3rd best PK in the league; least penalized team in the league
  • 3rd best road team in the league (behind Windsor and London); 8th best home record
  • The injuries are Cuma (knee - should be ready to skate soon), Hanes (ankle - at least a couple of weeks away), Toffoli (concussion - not before the weekend), and Courchaine (concussion-like symptoms, not before the weekend).

What a difference a year makes.

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