7:36 AM EST, Sat November 17, 2018
13 hours ago

Game Day: Pittsburgh Penguins at Ottawa Senators

Pittsburgh Penguins at Ottawa Senators 7 p.m., Canadian Tire Centre, TV: Sportsnet, City. Radio: TSN 1200-FM, Unique 94,5-FM Five Keys To The Game 1 – Getting to the net: This used to be an easy cliché for scoring goals, but given the uncertain nature of what is or isn’t goaltender interference, it’s often ultimately determined […]
13 hours ago

Tkachuk’s stock rises following his first NHL fight

Brady Tkachuk continues to win over his Ottawa Senators teammates and the club’s fans. The latest addition to the 19-year-old rookie’s resumé is his work with the gloves off. In Thursday’s 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings, Tkachuk took issue with Justin Abdelkader’s hard hit on Senators alternate captain Mark Stone, dropping Abdelkader with […]
14 hours ago

Chris Neil revisits the past with his special night in North Bay

Chris Neil laughs when asked if his old friends in North Bay ever thought he would play more than 1,000 NHL games. “A lot of people probably thought I wouldn’t play one,” said Neil, who registered 65 goals, 91 assists and 596 penalty minutes during his career with the Centennials from 1996-99. Friday was Neil […]
Nov 15, 2018

WARREN GAME REPORT: Sens’ Batherson scores winner in NHL debut, Anderson closes the door

Senators 2, Red Wings 1 Whatever becomes of the Ottawa Senators’ season from here, the organization’s rookies have already made a significant impact. Add Drake Batherson to the list of first-year wonders. Playing his first NHL game, Batherson’s second-period power-play goal, following a clean faceoff win by Matt Duchene, broke a 1-1 tie. It held up […]
Nov 15, 2018

Sens’ Batherson makes an impact in NHL debut

Nobody could have written a better script for Drake Batherson. He was one of the last players off the ice Thursday morning at the Canadian Tire Centre. After all, a little hard work never hurt anybody. Hours later, the 20-year-old winger, who was called up from the club’s AHL affiliate in Belleville on Monday, was […]
Nov 15, 2018

Guy Boucher just wants Batherson to be himself

Before Drake Batherson made his debut Thursday night, coach Guy Boucher offered some sound advice. Don’t try to to do too much. Boucher has seen plenty of players try to make a world of difference in their first NHL game and he didn’t want the 20-year-old to fall into that trap against the Detroit Red […]
Nov 14, 2018

Game Day: Detroit Red Wings at Ottawa Senators

Detroit (8-8-2, 18 Pts) @ Ottawa (17-8-3, 17 Pts) 7:30 p.m., Canadian Tire Centre, TSN5, TSN 1200, Unique 94.5 FM SPECIAL TEAMS OTT: PP 27.1% (6th); PK 67.2% (31st) DET: PP 24.1% (8th); PK 81.4% (14th) THE BIG MATCHUP Drake Batherson vs. Gustav Nyquist Called up from the club’s AHL affiliate in Belleville on Monday, […]
Nov 14, 2018

Senators snapshots: Drake Batherson is ready for his NHL debut

Drake Batherson is well-prepared for his NHL debut. Yes, the Ottawa Senators’ rookie winger will be nervous when he steps on the ice at the Canadian Tire Centre to make his debut Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings, but this won’t be the 20-year-old’s first up close and personal look at NHL players. For the […]
Nov 14, 2018

Senators coach Guy Boucher has been directly touched by cancer

Hockey Fights Cancer is near and dear to Guy Boucher. The Ottawa Senators’ coach lost his father, Wilfred, to cancer when Boucher was just a teenager and his mother, Solange, has battled cancer twice and is a survivor. “I think everybody, including myself, have people around them who have lived it, survived or passed away […]
Nov 14, 2018

Hockey Fights Cancer Night has special meaning to Senators’ Craig Anderson

It won’t be just any other night or any other game for Craig Anderson. This game will be special. This one will hit close to home and even closer to the heart of the Ottawa Senators’ top goaltender. When the Senators host the Detroit Red Wings on Hockey Fights Cancer Night to open a three-game […]
Nov 13, 2018

Pucks and guitar picks: Hockey and music go hand in hand

Hockey players and music go together like pancakes and maple syrup. Is it anyone wonder why the late, great Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip sang so many tunes that revolved around the game? Countless National Hockey League players have proved they know their way around a guitar during, and after, their on-ice careers. Former […]
Nov 13, 2018

Snapshots: Zack Smith ready to return to the Senators

The waiting game is nearly over for Zack Smith. However, when Smith returns to the Ottawa Senators’ lineup for Thursday night’s home game against the Detroit Red Wings, he will be wearing a full protective cage to protect the facial bone that was broken when he was hit by the skate of a Colorado Avalanche […]
Nov 13, 2018

Senators goalie Mike Condon on the injured list in Belleville

Mike Condon hasn’t had a chance to get his game back together in the American Hockey League. After giving up six goals on 23 shots in a 7-6 victory over the Toronto Marlies on Friday night, the 28-year-old Condon is on the injured list and won’t be available to suit up for the Belleville Senators […]
Nov 13, 2018

Drake Batherson is getting ready for NHL debut with the Senators

Drake Batherson had a hard time wiping the smile off his face in the Ottawa Senators dressing room. Why would he? Life is good. Leading the American Hockey League in scoring with seven goals and 13 assists for 20 points in 14 games with the Belleville Senators, the 20-year-old Batherson got the call to Ottawa […]
Nov 13, 2018

Deer Diary: Former Senators star Mike Fisher sings his heart out

The Tennessee drawl is pronounced on the other end of the phone line as former Ottawa Senators star Mike Fisher talks about his latest post hockey career venture. “I figured if I was going to do this, I was going to give it everything I’ve got,” Fisher says of his music video, ‘Before She Bleats’, […]