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Senators providing the definition of a balanced attack

Sergei Gonchar, Nick Foligno

OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 18: Sergei Gonchar #55 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his second period goal with teammate Nick Foligno #71 in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the New York Rangers during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Place on April 18, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

During the regular season, the Ottawa Senators were a team that, for the most part, had a few go to guys when it came to putting pucks in the back of the net. Milan Michalek, Jason Spezza, and Daniel Alfredsson (who is currently out with a concussion) accounted for 96 of the team’s 249 regular season goals.

The Ottawa Senators have looked like a different team in the playoffs.

Finding ways to beat New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has been a constant struggle, but when they do score, it has always been from a different source. That’s right: In four games, Ottawa has scored eight goals curtesy of eight different players.

Strangely enough, Jason Spezza isn’t one of the team’s scorers despite recording nine shots on goal.

For a team that doesn’t have a ton of top-end talent, especially with Alfredsson sidelined, the secondary scoring has been vital. It’s one of the main reasons their first round series is tied at 2-2 after their 3-2 victory on Wednesday.