Matt Duchene is still looking for his first point as a member of the Senators.
Advice: However, Duchene isn't concerned. "Honestly, I think the last game was tough," Duchene said of Ottawa's 3-0 loss to the Rangers on Sunday. "It was one of those games in this league, a bit ugly, but in the two prior ones (our line) did everything but score. I've said it many times, a season is full of peaks and valleys and 10 games from now, we could be having a totally different conversation." He doesn't have a point in five games since he was acquired from Colorado. Duchene also has a minus-6 rating and 21 shots on goal.
Despite not picking up any points, head coach Guy Boucher believes the combination of Matt Duchene and Bobby Ryan will give the Senators two number one lines.
Advice: "There’s moments where they absolutely dominate out there," coach Guy Boucher said. "You’re just hoping for that one to go in so they can breathe." It's a fair stance considering Duchene came close to getting three goals himself against the Arizona Coyotes. His first big chance went off an unsuspecting Luke Schenn, his second chance just slid under his stick with the net wide open, and he somehow couldn't corral the puck with the net wide open in the third period for his final big chance. Duchene has 10 points in 18 games this season, but zero since being acquired by Ottawa. If someone dropped him in your league, we'd pick him up right away. His bad puck luck can't go on for much longer.