12:34 AM EST, Tue February 19, 2019
42 mins ago
Hawks Edge Sens in Wild 15-Goal Game

Hawks Edge Sens in Wild 15-Goal Game

Eight goals, four goalies, and a hat trick in one bizarre game. In what will likely go down as their strangest game of the 2018-2019 season, the Ottawa Senators fell 8-7. The Chicago Blackhawks were able to edge the Sens, in a horrible display of defence from both sides. Collin Delia and Anders Nilsson were pulled for Cam Ward and Craig Anderson, respectively, but it was Alex Debrincat’s hat trick that ultimately powered the Hawks to the W. Thomas Chabot chipped in two goals late to make it a game, and Ottawa’s top-six were as stellar as always, but came up just short against a (still)...
4 hours ago
Open Thread, Game 59: Ottawa Senators @ Chicago Blackhawks

Open Thread, Game 59: Ottawa Senators @ Chicago Blackhawks

Come discuss the game! Preview: Silver Seven Opposition blog: Second City Hockey Start time: 8:30 p.m. Watch: TSN5, RDS, NBCSCH
9 hours ago
Game 59 Preview: Sens @ Hawks

Game 59 Preview: Sens @ Hawks

The Sens take on the surging Blackhawks in Chicago. Just weeks ago, the Ottawa Senators and Chicago Blackhawks were both in contention for the league’s last place spot. The teams have gone in different directions since, with Ottawa falling further down, and the Hawks winning seven games in a row, going 8-2-0 in their last ten. Craig Anderson was questionable whether he will return today after missing the last two weeks after injuring his eye. He’s not quite ready to play, as Anders Nilsson will start for the sixth consecutive game. Andy will still serve as the backup with Filip...
17 hours ago
Three Stars: Week 19

Three Stars: Week 19

The Big Three lead the way The Senators salvaged a couple points from an otherwise disappointing week on Saturday night with an impressive 4-3 overtime win over the Winnipeg Jets. I know it’s getting tiresome to keep citing the same three or four players over and over again as the Three Stars, but consider that the Sens scored seven goals this week and one of Mark Stone, Matt Duchene or Ryan Dzingel scored or assisted all but one of them. The Big Three are this team’s entire offense right now. I can’t tell if that’s more impressive or depressing. Three Stars: Mark Stone: Stone...
Feb 16, 2019
Open Thread, Game 58: Ottawa Senators @ Winnipeg Jets

Open Thread, Game 58: Ottawa Senators @ Winnipeg Jets

Watch Mark Stone and Matt Duchene in all their glory The other side: Arctic Ice Hockey GO SENS GO
Feb 16, 2019
Game 58 Preview: Sens @ Jets

Game 58 Preview: Sens @ Jets

The Sens head into Winnipeg with rumours swirling around the team For the second straight February, the Sens have their fanbase checking notifications like they’re a nervous wreck. Hence, it’s no surprise that as the team heads into Winnipeg — hometown of homegrown star, Mark Stone — tensions are at a high. You might recall that last week, the Sens — these Sens — beat the Central-division leading Jets by a convincing score of 5-2. The lineup looks similar, with Anders Nilsson starting in goal. The two changes? Filip Gustavsson will be backing up while Craig Anderson continues...
Feb 14, 2019
Red Wings Fend Off Sens 3-2

Red Wings Fend Off Sens 3-2

Andreas Athanasiou’s two goals sunk the Sens early. The Ottawa Senators kicked off their week-long road trip, facing the Detroit Red Wings. A battle of two teams at the bottom of the NHL standings, some early goals for Detroit was enough to earn them the 3-2 victory. Seeing as the game took place on Valentine’s Day, it’s only appropriate that the two teams are akin to bad relationships, in total opposite yet equally horrible ways. The Sens are the partner who’s cheap and doesn’t like committing to anything, while the Red Wings are the partner who overcommits to everyone even when...
Feb 14, 2019
Game 57 Open Thread: Sens @ Wings

Game 57 Open Thread: Sens @ Wings

Let’s talk about the game Puck drop is a little after 7:30, viewing on TSN5 and listening on TSN1200. Go Sens Go!
Feb 14, 2019
Game 57 Preview: Sens @ Wings

Game 57 Preview: Sens @ Wings

Another basement battle! After a penalty-related third period collapse, the Sens will try to get back in the win column while visiting the also-terrible Detroit Red Wings. Mark Borowiecki remained in Ottawa for a MRI after taking a Christian Jaros shot off of his foot against Carolina. Darren Archibald and Cody Goloubef have been called up again, and Boucher has confirmed that one of them will play. Craig Anderson is on the trip with the team, but won’t dress tonight. Anders Nilsson gets his fourth consecutive start, with Filip Gustavsson backing up. Despite a morning skate, nobody seems...
Feb 13, 2019
Paul, Batherson and Brown Emerge as an Elite Top Trio

Paul, Batherson and Brown Emerge as an Elite Top Trio

A bonafide top line emerged for the Belleville Senators this past week as Nick Paul, Drake Batherson and Logan Brown combined for 26 points over the last 4 games. “With three games this weekend, two against a beatable squad from Laval, this would be a very good weekend to pick up oh, I don’t know, six points?” - Spencer Blake, February 7th, 2019. So, that went well? Friday, February 8 - Belleville 5, Laval 2 In arguably the most important week of the season, the BSens came out flying against the Laval Rocket to kick off a 3-in-3 weekend. Knowing both goalies would be busy, Coach Mann...
Feb 13, 2019
This Amelnykan Life Episode 3: Hockey Is For Everyone (Except Eugene)

This Amelnykan Life Episode 3: Hockey Is For Everyone (Except Eugene)

You all knew this episode was coming Eugene is like a bad boyfriend... Poppy and Beata talk fear of losing their loves, modelling for the Senators Love is Love campaign and what mascots get up to during All Stars weekend. You can subscribe to us on RSS or wherever you get your podcasts! Our music this week is All Roads by Graven. Find him at ww.graven.bandcamp.com Contact us on Twitter @coolcatmum and @CBeataE or email us at thisamelnykanlife@gmail.com Our artwork is by Laura Nove and Angus Fitzgerald-Clark. This Amelnykan Life is written, narrated and produced by Beata Elliott and Poppy...
Feb 12, 2019
Sens Fall to Canes in 3rd Period Collapse

Sens Fall to Canes in 3rd Period Collapse

Sens lose 4-1 in a four-goal third period. On a snowy night in Ottawa, the Senators looked to provide the fans that weathered the storm just a tiny bit of warmth. For about 28mins, they looked well on their way to doing so. Their forecheck was relentless, Anders Nilsson looked unbeatable, and a good Carolina Hurricanes team appeared tired and frustrated. Then, in a span of ten minutes, everything fell apart. The Senators took sloppy penalties, and their shorthanded play was atrocious, allowing Carolina to score four goals and take the contest 4-1. Ottawa was outshot 15-5 in the third, and...
Feb 12, 2019
Open Thread, Game 56: Canes @ Sens

Open Thread, Game 56: Canes @ Sens

Go Sens Go!
Feb 12, 2019
Game 56 Preview: Carolina Hurricanes @ Ottawa Senators

Game 56 Preview: Carolina Hurricanes @ Ottawa Senators

Let’s give them a celebration dance of our own After two very convincing and entertaining wins, the Sens are back to wrap up their 3-game home stand against the Carolina Hurricanes. The talk of the week has been the Sens decision to dress both Duchene and Stone; risking them getting injured before the trade deadline. I don’t see how this is an option at all, considering the message it would send would contradict their constant talks that negotiations are ongoing. Guy Boucher decided to stick with the winning lineup tonight; which means we will be seeing Anders Nilsson in net...