Originally posted on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 4/13/13

OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 19: Jarkko Ruutu #73; Chris Campoli #14; Matt Carkner #39; Zack Smith #47 of the Ottawa Senators argues with the Chicago Blackhawks, at Scotiabank Place on January 19, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. The Ottawa Senators defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
When the Sens shocked the hockey world last season by making the playoffs in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year, Zack Smith was a big part of it. He improved tremendously on his 2010-11 season, scoring 17 more points, and solidified himself as a gritty 3rd line center with some offensive ability. His 2011-12 season gained him a ton of praise from the team and fans alike, and earned himself a $1.887 million extension, which kicks in next year. After going goal-less for the first 23 games of the season, and with just 4 goals total to date, Zack Smith has been on the receiving end of some criticism for his lack of production. One reason for his struggles is that the bounces aren’t going his way. Here are his numbers from 5-on-5:   Goals/60 Assists/60 Shots/60 On-Ice SH% Corsi% 11-12 0...
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