Dennis Wideman, just like you, has watched the past few Calgary Flames games and wondered where the offence has gone.

From his vantage point --- sick bay at the Scotiabank Saddledome where he has been recovering from a broken hand for the last month --- there are chances, sure, but no one seems to convert.

The veteran defenceman believes the solution is not National Hockey League rocket science.

“Anytime you’re struggling to score goals, it’s always, ‘Just start shooting. Get to the front of the net. Crash the net, get ugly ones,’” Wideman was explaining to the media following Thursday’s skate at the Scotiabank Saddledome. “And start building off that. That’s a leaguewide thing that everyone says when you’re struggling and that’s because it works. Whenever you’re struggling to score and you haven’t scored much, you can watch video and eight times out of 10, you’re probably playing a little bit on the perimeter and not getting to the net and not seeing the plays as much.

“I think if we start throwing pucks to the net, then you start opening other things up and you’ll start to see (goals). It’s all kind of a cycle.”

One goal in the last nine periods. One win in eight games.