Senators looking for complete effort vs. Kings

LOS ANGELES -- The surprising Ottawa Senators continue their California road trip when they visit the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday afternoon. The Senators missed the Eastern Conference playoffs by 11 points last season and hopes were not high as they entered this campaign with one of the most porous defenses in the league. With a renewed focus on defense by coach Guy Boucher and...
Via FOX Sports
17 hours ago

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...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Condon stops 24 shots, Senators score early to beat Panthers

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Erik Karlsson and Derick Brassard scored early, Mike Condon stopped 24 shots for his second shutout of the season, and the Ottawa Senators beat the Florida Panthers 2-0 Saturday night. Ottawa snapped a two-game skid and handed Florida its third loss in four games (1-2-1). Roberto Luongo made 19 saves for the Panthers. The Senators had two breakaways in the...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hoffman More Than a Goal Scorer

It may not have been a successful last couple of the games for the Ottawa Senators, but more of their key players have been returning to their usual forms after slow starts from many of their forwards. There were three forwards in particular who were performing under expectations they had set for themselves during the last couple of seasons. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) Since...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Sens' Anderson takes leave of absence as wife battles cancer

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson has taken a leave of absence from the team as his wife battles a rare form of throat cancer. The Senators announced the news on Twitter and said Anderson isn't expected to be available for Ottawa's game Thursday against visiting Philadelphia. Nicholle Anderson has been diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma, a cancer...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Guest Post by @StefanWolejszo: A Detailed Look at Ottawa’s Attendance

The Senators’ attendance issue is something that’s been tackled by a variety of news sources, but until now, this site hasn’t really discussed the sparse crowds in great detail until now. The following post was penned by the excellent @StefanWolejszo. If you’re not already, give your head a shake and give the man a follow on Twitter. Take it away, Stef.  The dramatic...
Via Hall of Very Good
17 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Looking to Trade Andrew Hammond?

When the Senators acquired Mike Condon from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 2017 fifth round pick on November 2, it was sold as a move that was necessary because the Senators’ goaltending situation was in a state of flux. Not only did the Anderson family come forward and reveal that Nicholle Anderson was diagnosed with cancer,  but Andrew Hammond suffered a lower-body injury shortly...
Via Hall of Very Good
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts in Bold: Eugene Melnyk’s Letter to the Ottawa Citizen

After doing so, so, so well these past few months avoiding microphones and newspaper headlines, Eugene Melnyk is back. That’s right, Mr. Melnyk is ****ing back! For the first time in what feels like ages, the Euge has stepped back into the fray and lobbed some verbal jabs at the Ottawa Citizen for their editorial piece that endorsed the idea of the Senators playing an outdoor game...
Via Hall of Very Good
24 days ago  |  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

Erik Karlsson may have already won Halloween with ridiculous costume

Being one of the best defenseman in the game, Erik Karlsson can get away with almost anything. This Halloween costume though may put some of his fans in a bind. Is this a great costume or just a bit much? I just want to be perfect. A photo posted by melindacurrey (@melindacurrey) on Oct 19, 2016 at 5:41pm PDT He definitely shows dedication to a costume by...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Sens’ Erik Karlsson owns Halloween again with ‘Black Swan’ costume (pic)

Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson for the second year in a row is the NHL’s best-costumed player thanks to a brilliant costume inspired by Natalie Portman’s character in the 2010 film “Black Swan.” Karlsson’s amazing transformation into a dark-and-disturbed ballerina was posted to Instagram by Melinda Currey, a young woman who assumes the role of Mila Kunis in...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Some Thoughts on Tradition and the Lyndon Slewidge Situation

For an organization that is celebrating the 25th season of its modern existence, the Ottawa Senators have a peculiar way of embracing tradition. After long-time anthem singer Lyndon Slewidge was conspicuously absent from the team’s first two home games — featuring prominent opponents in Toronto and Montreal — the volume of social media commentary pointing this out prompted...
Via The Sports Daily
October 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs rookie Auston Matthews records hat trick in NHL debut

Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Auston Matthews knows how to make an impression. He became the first No. 1 draft pick and fourth player in the NHL’s modern era to record a hat trick in his first game. Via @EliasSports, @AM34 is the fourth player to score a hat trick in his NHL debut (in modern era, since 1943-44). #NHLFaceoff — NHL Public Relations ...
Via Sportsnaut
October 12, 2016  |  Discuss

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