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Silver Seven Oct 20, 2017
Erik Karlsson’s explosive night not enough for Senators to overcome Devils

Erik Karlsson’s explosive night not enough for Senators to overcome Devils

The Devils won a high-scoring affair 5-4 in OT If Erik Karlsson was surprisingly unrusty against the Canucks on Tuesday, he was in mid-season form by tonight against the Devils. The Senators’ captain was all over the ice, putting up a mind-blowing three assists. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough, and defensive lapses allowed the now 6-1-0 New Jersey Devils to capture the victory in overtime. The first period saw a fun moment for anyone except for a Sens fan. First-overall pick Nico Hischier tallied the first goal of his young NHL career. He would score the second just two minutes later....
All About the Jersey Oct 19, 2017
Gamethread #7: New Jersey Devils at Ottawa Senators

Gamethread #7: New Jersey Devils at Ottawa Senators

Another back-to-back set begins for the New Jersey Devils with a road game against Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators. This gamethread is a place where users can discuss the game as it happens. This game is not in Prince Edward Island. This one will be in Ottawa, Ontario. Technically, Kanata, Ontario. Whatever. It will still feature a notably dangerous Swedish player on the opposing side. The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (5-1-0) at the Ottawa Senators (3-1-2; SBN Blog: Silver Seven) The Time: 7:30 PM ET The Broadcast: TV - MSG+; Digital Audio - The One Jersey Network The Song for...
All About the Jersey Oct 19, 2017
Game Preview #7: New Jersey Devils at Ottawa Senators

Game Preview #7: New Jersey Devils at Ottawa Senators

The New Jersey Devils head to Canadian Tire Centre for a 7:30 meeting against Erik Karlsson and the Senators. The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (5-1-0) at the Ottawa Senators (3-1-2; SBN Blog: Silver Seven) The Time: 7:30 PM EST The Broadcast: TV - MSG+ Who Gets the Start?: Coach John Hynes has kept who he will start in net tonight under wraps. Both Cory Schneider and Keith Kinkaid have played well early on. Hynes wouldn’t elaborate beyond “Cory won’t start both games.”, so checking Amanda Stein’s Twitter today around morning skate time should shed some light. Will be at AM...
Silver Seven Oct 17, 2017
Ottawa Senators Lose to Vancouver Canucks 3-0 in Erik Karlsson’s Return

Ottawa Senators Lose to Vancouver Canucks 3-0 in Erik Karlsson’s Return

It’s the Sens’ first regulation loss of the season Today’s game was all about Erik Karlsson. The captain made his return tonight after missing the first five recovering from ankle surgery. With the Ottawa Senators able to achieve their record of 3-0-2 without their best player, optimism resounded heading into a matchup against a depleted Vancouver Canucks (1-2-1). Even better, the Canucks were starting their backup goalie, Anders Nilsson, while Craig Anderson got the call. Even with all the odds stacked in the Sens’ favour, sometimes the hockey gods have different plans. The Canucks...
Nucks Misconduct Oct 17, 2017
Canucks beat Senators! (We mean it this time)

Canucks beat Senators! (We mean it this time)

Nilsson gets the shutout in a 3-0 victory The Canucks went on their first road trip of the year and ended up in a place so foul that people get voted in to live there. That’s right…Ottawa. Funny enough, the best player in the world also plays there. Talk about pumping someone’s tires….Coach Boucher might be a bit biased when it comes to Erik Karlsson. I’m pretty sure there might be some other players out there with a Stanley Cup ring or an Olympic gold medal that might be better. Heck, there might even be a guy in Alberta that is better than Karlsson. The Canucks leave town just...
Silver Seven Oct 17, 2017
Game 6 Preview: Vancouver Canucks @ Ottawa Senators

Game 6 Preview: Vancouver Canucks @ Ottawa Senators

It’s a rematch of last week’s game! When these teams met a week ago in Vancouver, things were different. The Senators had lost a pair of games in the shootout. The Canucks had just beat the high-flying Oilers. Ottawa used a shootout win to launch an Erik Karlsson-less domination of Western Canada, while the Canucks lost two more after that loss to the Sens. Vancouver looks to avenge the loss, but Erik Karlsson makes his season debut, making a win a little harder for the ‘Nucks. A non-Karlsson unnamed defender has a “bo-bo” according to Boucher so it’s unclear if the Sens will go...
Silver Seven Oct 17, 2017
The Norris Trophy is Erik Karlsson’s to lose

The Norris Trophy is Erik Karlsson’s to lose

The Sens captain is suddenly the consensus best defenceman in the league The NHL has developed a recent tradition of crowning the Norris Trophy winner (for best defenceman) before the season starts. This happened arguably as a result of Erik Karlsson’s Norris win in 2014-15. Drew Doughty actually received more first-place votes but didn’t win, and hockey media seemed to vow Doughty would get his due. They spent the 2015-16 hockey year talking about his two Stanley Cups and two gold medals (none of which came in that year), and how he deserved to be called the best defenceman alive. Sure...
FOX Sports Oct 16, 2017
Senators' Karlsson set to make season debut on Tuesday

Senators' Karlsson set to make season debut on Tuesday

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson will make his season debut when the Senators host the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.
Silver Seven Oct 16, 2017
Erik Karlsson to return to Senators' lineup on Tuesday

Erik Karlsson to return to Senators' lineup on Tuesday

Let us all rejoice in the comments section The Senators confirmed on Twitter this morning that captain Erik Karlsson would make his much anticipated return to the lineup, after missing just five games with a foot injury. He's back. The coach confirms that Erik Karlsson will play tomorrow against Vancouver. #Sens pic.twitter.com/AkalqiIBop— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) October 16, 2017 The team performed surprisingly well without their star defenseman, going an impressive 3-0-2 and scoring nineteen goals, including five on the powerplay. Karlsson's return comes after a particularly...
Silver Seven Oct 16, 2017
Five Interesting Senators Stats Five Games into the Season

Five Interesting Senators Stats Five Games into the Season

After playing their first five games, here are five interesting stats from the Ottawa Senators After five games to begin the season, I don’t think you could reasonably ask for a better start without captain Erik Karlsson in the lineup. The Ottawa Senators swept the Western Canadian road-trip for the first time ever, and they have picked up at least a point in every game (3-0-2). As with any team early in the year, there are going to be some funny statistics that may or may not be indicative of the future. I wanted to point out the most interesting ones I found, although there are many...
Silver Seven Oct 15, 2017
Senators Send Chabot Back to Belleville, Formenton to London

Senators Send Chabot Back to Belleville, Formenton to London

The two youngsters are done their stints in the NHL. The Ottawa Senators announced today that they’d sent defenseman Thomas Chabot back down to the AHL and Alex Formenton to his OHL team in London. With Johnny Oduya back from injury, and Erik Karlsson’s return looming, it was expected that the Senators would be returning a couple young players to junior or the minors, but Chabot’s reassignment could be a bit surprising to some. The 20-year-old impressed with minimal ice time during the three-game road trip. With two assists, some consistent play in his own end and quarterbacking...
Silver Seven Oct 15, 2017
Ottawa Senators Pummel the Province of Alberta 12-1

Ottawa Senators Pummel the Province of Alberta 12-1

Despite playing on back-to-back nights, the Ottawa Senators pummelled another Alberta team, this time by a score of 6-1 With Ottawa being on the second night of a back-to-back on the West coast with Mike Condon in net against a solid Edmonton Oilers team, this was a scheduled loss. The Senators had gotten six out of eight points in their first four games without Erik Karlsson, so a poor performance seemed inevitable. However, Erik Karlsson seems like a luxury at this point. Coming off of a 6-0 trouncing of the Calgary Flames, Ottawa carried their momentum on Saturday night. Just 6:09 into...
The Copper & Blue Oct 14, 2017

5 Questions About The Ottawa Senators With SB Nation’s Silver Seven

They’re without Erik Karlsson, but that’s not stopping the Senators right now.
Silver Seven Oct 11, 2017
Senators earn first win of the season, 3-2 over Canucks in a shootout

Senators earn first win of the season, 3-2 over Canucks in a shootout

It was the Sens’ third-straight shootout Many fans commented last season that Guy Boucher’s system seemed based on grinding out wins, keeping the score close and playing for overtime or a shootout. That’s been heavily on display to start this season, with the team going to its third-straight shootout. Thankfully, the Senators were able to actually pick up the victory. And to be fair, a 1-0-2 record to start the season isn’t bad considering Erik Karlsson hasn’t been playing. The first period started off pretty well, with the Sens even getting on the board early thanks to a point...
Silver Seven Oct 10, 2017
Game 3 Preview: Ottawa Senators @ Vancouver Canucks

Game 3 Preview: Ottawa Senators @ Vancouver Canucks

The Sens begin their roadtrip against the Sedins and co. It looks like the Senators’ improved defensive depth — the talking point of the offseason — will be tested just two games into the season. With recent call-up Ben Harpur joining Erik Karlsson on the IR with a shoulder injury and Johnny Oduya still day-to-day, the team recalled prospects Thomas Chabot and Christian Jaros for this week’s road trip. Here’s how the team lined up yesterday during their morning skate: Update - Marc Brassard is reporting that Borowiecki has lined up with Ceci, leaving Claesson with Chabot. If...

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