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Blues frustrated in 6-4 loss to Senators

ST. LOUIS -- Mike Hoffman and Mark Stone each scored twice to lead the Ottawa Senators over the St. Louis Blues 6-4 on Tuesday night.Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Bobby Ryan also scored for the Senators, who won their fourth straight at Scottrade Center for the first time in team history. Mike Condon made 19 saves.Paul Stastny, Kevin Shattenkirk, Alexander Steen and Patrik Berglund scored...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lazar Still Carrying More Trade Value Than Given Credit For?

Admittedly, it’s pretty easy to be down on Curtis Lazar. Since arriving on the NHL scene as a 19-year old, the young forward has struggled to assert himself at the NHL level. The blend of offensive skill, intangibles and grit that turned Lazar into the 17th overall draft selection in 2013 has not translated into strong performance since he turned pro. In fact, in his first three...
Via Hall of Very Good
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MacArthur Eyeing Return to Senators Lineup

The Ottawa Senators have been without Clarke MacArthur for over a year but the winger is eyeing a return to NHL game action soon. MacArthur has battled concussion injuries that have sidelined him since Oct. 14, 2015. Missing the majority of last season, MacArthur was set to return at the beginning of the 2016-17 season. However, his return was cut short quickly by a hard hit from...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Ottawa Senators Turn 25

Dec. 6, 1990, is a date that many Ottawa Senators hockey fans will always remember. It’s the day that then-NHL President John Ziegler, Jr. announced that the cities of Ottawa and Tampa would be receive NHL franchises set to begin playing in the league in the 1992-93 season. The Ottawa Campaign Season One: 1992-93 The team hit the ice for the first Ottawa Senators game on...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Condon makes 29 saves, Senators beat Penguins 4-1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) ��� Mike Condon made 29 saves to help the Ottawa Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Thursday night. Coming off a 5-2 loss to Washington on Wednesday night, the Stanley Cup champion Penguins lost consecutive games in regulation for the first time since Dec. 14-19, 2015. Bobby Ryan, Mike Hoffman, Tom Pyatt and Mark Stone scored for Ottawa. Condon...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at the Ryan Situation, WJC Performances, Sens Branding and more…

What’s an Ottawa Senators season without a little controversy or mystery? When Bobby Ryan was announced as a scratch prior to Ottawa’s 1-0 loss to the Capitals Saturday night, it spurred speculation as to why the Senators’ highest paid player was sitting on the sidelines. Not only was Ryan present at practice that morning, he also participated in the team’s pre-game skate...
Via Hall of Very Good
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dorion Speaks: World Juniors, Lazar Development, MacArthur’s Health

A few days late on this, but Senators general manager Pierre Dorion appeared on TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’ before Wednesday’s World Junior semi-final games that showcased four of Ottawa’s best prospects on the national stage. For fans who love to indulge in prospect porn, this time of year is like Christmas. To listen to the full interview, you can scroll to the bottom of...
Via Hall of Very Good
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lazar Talks Prospect Development

Curtis Lazar’s development hasn’t gone the way many anticipated since he was drafted 17th overall in 2013. Tabbed as a defensively responsible player who oozed intangibles and had offensive upside, Lazar was viewed as the kind of productive, character player that the Senators lacked. That Lazar would go on to capture the 2013-14 Memorial Cup and bring home gold in the 2015...
Via State of Hockey News
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Sens’ Mark Borowiecki loses skate blade during shift, gets mocked by teammates

Ottawa Senators’ defenseman Mark Borowiecki was taking a normal shift Saturday against the New Jersey Devils when something highly unusual happened: one of his skate blades failed on him and came off. What followed was pretty ugly for Borowiecki:     It looks like Borowiecki’s injured, but he’s not. He’s struggling massively to keep up on the shift in the defensive zone...
Via The Comeback
December 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Karlsson calls out Vlasic for 'pitchfork' spear attempt

Erik Karlsson was not a happy camper following the Senators' 4-3 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks. Things got testy in the second period when a scrum between Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Karlsson got vicious, as the former appeared to spear the Sens defenseman. The dirty play was caught on cameras. Despite only catching a glimpse of what happened, Vlasic used his...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators: Eugene Melnyk reacted poorly

The situation in the Canadian capital is not exactly roses and rainbows. The Ottawa Senators fans have been hoping for an outdoor game to celebrate the 150th year anniversary of Canadian independence and the 100th anniversary of the inaugural NHL game in Ottawa. The intended location was obviously TD Place, which stands along the beautiful Parliament Hill. After a tireless effort...
Via isportsweb.com
December 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Puempel Pops Off on the Senators’ Coaching Staff

Following the Senators’ trade that sent Mika Zibanejad to New York for Derick Brassard, it was easy to circle November 27th on the calendar and look forward to the first opportunity for each of these players to face their former teams, but once Zibby was felled by a broken fibula, it felt like some of the air was let out of the balloon. Thankfully, the recently claimed Matt Puempel...
Via Frozen Notes
November 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Dzingel’s ear had to be reconstructed after taking a shot to the head

Ryan Dzingel needed reconstructive surgery for his ear after taking a shot from Erik Karlsson to the head during the Ottawa Senators’ game on Thursday against the Boston Bruins. Dzingel was initially stitched up and returned to the game, but he needed additional treatment following the game. Below was the frightening incident: After the game, it was revealed that Dzingel...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Waiver Wire Notes: Hammond Clears, Puempel Awaits His Fate

After exhausting the trade market to find a suitor for Andrew Hammond, the Senators placed Andrew Hammond on waivers yesterday signalling perhaps one of the organization’s most precipitous falls from grace since Dany Heatley clashed with Cory Clouston. About 18-months since Hammond’s Cinderella’esque emergence on the NHL scene concluded, but the Senators saw enough of Hammond...
Via State of Hockey News
November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Craig Anderson posts shutout after wife's cancer diagnosis

Craig Anderson recently left the Senators due to personal reasons but returned to the team with a very big announcement. His wife, Nicholle, was diagnosed with cancer, which is an absolutely heart-wrenching development. When you are in the public sphere like Anderson, everything becomes magnified times 100. Pierre Dorion, the Ottawa GM, made a statement on behalf of the Anderson...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 31, 2016  |  Discuss
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