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Game 48 Hub: Calgary Flames at Ottawa Senators

Game 48 Hub: Calgary Flames at Ottawa Senators

Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports Ottawa heads into the all-star break with a Saturday afternoon matinée against Calgary This has been the quietest nine-game losing streak in Ottawa Senators history. It has the potential to stretch to 10 tonight. This certainly isn’t the way that D.J. Smith would’ve wanted this middle portion of the season to go, but the Senators teams of the last three teams have generally floundered in December and January, and despite a coaching change, a more diminished roster has led to similar results. We know the energy will be there tonight, especially for...
12 hours ago
Where, Oh Where, Will Pageau Go?

Where, Oh Where, Will Pageau Go?

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Time for our Weekly Question! Look, it’s never easy to lose core players. We’ve been through it a lot in Ottawa over the past three or so years, with the likes of Erik Karlsson, Kyle Turris, Matt Duchene, and Mark Stone all leaving town. Now, things seem to be improving in the capital, but we may not be out of the woods yet. The 96th overall pick in the 2011 draft, Jean-Gabriel Pageau needs no introduction. Establishing himself as a fan favourite, and clutch performer in his very first game, he remains one of the most beloved players in Ottawa...
Jan 17, 2020
Five Thoughts: Stone’s Return, Goaltending, Duclair’s Cold Streak

Five Thoughts: Stone’s Return, Goaltending, Duclair’s Cold Streak

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Approximately Five Thoughts for your Friday. It was an eventful week in Ottawa, culminating with Mark Stone’s return after being traded last February. More on that in a second, so let’s dive right into Five Thoughts for this Friday, January 17th, 2020. Stone Cold Killer As previously stated, Mark Stone made his much anticipated return to Ottawa, Thursday night. Stone played 366 games for the Senators, tallying 311 points, and was one of the most beloved players in franchise history for his clutch performances, leadership, and fiery personality....
Jan 16, 2020
Stone Leads Knights to 4-2 Win Over Sens

Stone Leads Knights to 4-2 Win Over Sens

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via The power forward and fan favourite tallied a goal and an assist against his former team Well, that was a bloodbath...is probably what you said upon turning the game off shortly after the start of the third period. Don’t worry though, I’m here to tell you guys that the Ottawa Senators finished tonight’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights on a high note. It definitely didn't start out that way, though. Tonight’s game marked the long-awaited return of the one-and-only Mark Stone, as well as former San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer’s...
Jan 16, 2020
The Sens trade deadline, Mark Stone’s Return and an All Star Twist

The Sens trade deadline, Mark Stone’s Return and an All Star Twist

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports This week’s edition of your Thursday Links, News, and Notes There is never a shortage of exciting news in this league of ours. Without any further delays, let’s get to this week’s edition of the Thursday Links, News, and Notes: The trade deadline isn’t far off and Pierre Dorion is already starting to circulate some speculation. While he’s said he wants to go about his business quietly, he is looking to move some UFAs meaning he will be busy. Whatever Dorion does this trade deadline, it is guaranteed to hurt whether it be JG Pageau or Craig...
Jan 16, 2020
Game 47 Hub: Golden Knights @ Sens

Game 47 Hub: Golden Knights @ Sens

Photo by Ethan Miller/ Ottawa hosts the scuffling Golden Knights as Mark Stone returns This one has the potential to be a bit emotional, as Mark Stone makes his much-anticipated return to Ottawa after the trade that sent the All-Star to Las Vegas at last year’s trade deadline. I won’t re-hash the specifics of how, or why, it all went down but needless to say I expect Stone to receive a fitting video tribute and a rousing ovation. He deserves nothing less. As for the match-up itself, the Sens are mired in the midst of an eight game losing streak and would desperately like a win to...
Jan 15, 2020
BSens Well Positioned After Strong First Half

BSens Well Positioned After Strong First Half

Jason Scourse At the end of last season, the big question surrounding the Belleville Senators was about how they started the year. If it weren’t for a slow start, it’s likely that their incredible second half of the year would have led them to a franchise first playoff berth. Unfortunately, they fell short of their goal by one point in the final game of the season. This year? It’s different. Just past the halfway point of the 2019-20 season, the Belleville Senators are sitting pretty in first in the North Division. Needless to say, this year’s BSens are different. If you’ve...
Jan 14, 2020
Senators Extend Losing Streak to 8 against the Blackhawks

Senators Extend Losing Streak to 8 against the Blackhawks

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via The Return of Zack Smith The Sens have decided to start the new year with a full commitment to the tank. However, they can’t possibly lose them all and some extra time losses may have given them some confidence. Tonight, they once again tried to avoid to extend their losing streak from extending to 8 games. The Senators started the period with some good chances and an obvious jump to their game. Just four minutes into the game, Dylan DeMelo does what he’s best at; being plain awesome. He keeps the puck in the zone at the blue line...
Jan 14, 2020
Game 46 Hub: Blackhawks @ Senators

Game 46 Hub: Blackhawks @ Senators

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Will the Sens break their quiet losing streak? Has there ever been a quieter losing streak? The Ottawa Senators look to stop the bleeding tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks, after losing their last seven straight. For Chicago, this game kicks off their eastern Canadian road trip for the next week. The Sens are finally starting to regain some health to their defence corps. Mark Borowiecki and Nikita Zaitsev are both expected to make their return tonight, and as a result Andreas Englund passed through waivers yesterday en route to Belleville. Marcus...
Jan 14, 2020
Prospect Update: Alex Formenton speeds into the conversation

Prospect Update: Alex Formenton speeds into the conversation

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Formenton, Logan Brown, and Olle Alsing are this week’s biggest standouts The period after the December holiday and spring can be a trying time for many, so I hope this prospect update brings you a bit of joy. While the Senators are struggling to record any wins on the ice, the Belleville Senators won last night and are now first in their division. Over in the CHL, NCAA, and Europe, there are Sens prospects thriving as well. Let’s get to the updates! Biggest Standouts Alex Formenton No one shone this week as much as Alex Formenton, who is now tied with...
Jan 13, 2020
Zack Kassian, “Hockey Moms”, and more!

Zack Kassian, “Hockey Moms”, and more!

Photo by Derek Leung/ It’s the Monday edition of Links, News, and Notes! As always, it was eventful week in the National Hockey League. Least of all for the Ottawa Senators, who are currently mired in a seven-game losing streak. We’ll get to that, of course, but there are a few other noteworthy stories to talk about too. So settle in, and enjoy our Monday edition of Links, News, and Notes! By now you’ve all seen, or at least heard about, the ugly incident that took place between the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames on Saturday night. After taking three questionable hits from...
Jan 13, 2020
Three Stars of Week #15: Hogberg, White, Reilly

Three Stars of Week #15: Hogberg, White, Reilly

Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/ Some notable performances from a rough week The Ottawa Senators struggled to three losses in three games this past week, though two of them did make it to extra time and so the team manged to come away with two points. Nonetheless, the losing streak was extended to six games with the defeat on Saturday to the Montreal Canadiens. After a tough week, it might not come as a surprise that our Three Stars are not the usual suspects: First Star: Marcus Hogberg The young Swedish goalie has had his ups and down this season, but it’s probably...
Jan 11, 2020
Habs Edge Sens in Overtime Again

Habs Edge Sens in Overtime Again

Photo by Steven Kingsman/Icon Sportswire via Sens were the better team, but settle for one point. What may have been the Ottawa Senators’ best game of the season, may have ended up as their most frustrating. The Sens outplayed the Montreal Canadiens for the majority of the contest, riding a great performance by Marcus Hogberg, but Ilya Kovalchuk scored his first goal as a Canadien with 52 seconds left to play in overtime, and Ottawa fell 2-1. Ottawa’s losing streak extends to seven games, while the Habs snap theirs at eight. Despite a good start by the Sens, Montreal struck first...
Jan 11, 2020
Game 45 Hub: Habs @ Sens

Game 45 Hub: Habs @ Sens

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports After an entertaining shootout loss yesterday to the Red Wings, the Sens are back home to take on the free-falling Habs. With last night’s defeat to the Detroit Red Wings, the Ottawa Senators have now lost six straight, and are 2-4-4 in their last 10 games. The Montréal Canadiens have lost three straight, and are a league-worst 1-8-1 over their last 10. Only one of these teams was supposed to make the playoffs this year, but instead, only six points separates the two in the standings. The Sens won’t practice this morning, but we expect a similar lineup...
Jan 11, 2020
Was it Worth it?

Was it Worth it?

The weekly question as a eulogy for the lost decade With the 2010s now entirely in the rearview mirror and an exciting new era of Senators hockey on the horizon, I can understand that some of you by now must feel fed up with bloggers ripping off the bandages from wounds you believed may finally heal. Before I can close the book on my Karlsson years, however, I have to ask myself one question: after everything we endured as fans of this team (and we endured A LOT), for those three magical springs in 2013, ‘15, and ‘17, was it worth it? I have a few caveats I want to acknowledge before I...