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Sens Fall 4-3 to Jets in Overtime

Sens Fall 4-3 to Jets in Overtime

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Josh Norris scored his first NHL goal in the losing effort. In recent years, watching the Ottawa Senators lose hockey games has been akin to pulling off a Band-Aid as slowly as possible, it’s an excruciating process that only the most devoted fans can get through without turning off the television halfway through. Tonight’s loss was different. We watched our beloved hockey team smack the Winnipeg Jets all over the ice for nearly 60 minutes, only to leave with one measly loser point thanks to a red-hot backup goalie and some...
17 hours ago
Game 3 Hub: Senators vs Jets

Game 3 Hub: Senators vs Jets

Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Time to get back to the winning ways The Ottawa Senators impressed many in their first two games and while the second game didn’t go as planned, there were so many positives to take from their loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tim Stützle scored his first NHL goal and it’s been very difficult since to not watch that goal over and over again. Nick Paul continues to be a pleasant surprise and he was rewarded in Game 2 where he opened the scoring against the Leafs. Brady Tkachuk and Thomas Chabot expectedly have been a huge part of any...
20 hours ago
Prospects Update - January 19th

Prospects Update - January 19th

Photo by Steven Kingsman/Icon Sportswire via Get used to seeing that smile around here. For the first time in a very long time, it feels like the actual Ottawa Senators had a more exciting week than the prospects in their system. Due to COVID-19, we didn’t see any action this week in the AHL, QMJHL, or WHL, and that means a significant number of Senators prospects didn’t take to the ice. The silver lining? A handful of prospects participated in a pair of NHL contests over the weekend and will get right back to it tonight against the Jets. Given the excitement of...
Jan 18, 2021
Stützle talks living arrangements, Spezza on waivers, Jets back at practice, and more!

Stützle talks living arrangements, Spezza on waivers, Jets back at practice, and more!

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via It’s the Monday edition of Links, News and Notes! Finally, there is actual hockey to talk about! If you’re looking for more game recaps, check out the Locked on Senators podcast or Sens Talk, who both already have podcasts up discussing the most recent games. This probably doesn’t mean much for the Sens, but the Leafs just placed Jason Spezza on waivers. Spezza has said that he’ll retire if someone claims him, so he’s probably staying in Toronto, but it would be really funny if the Sens claimed him just to make him retire as...
Jan 18, 2021
NKB’s Notebook: Back that Pass Up

NKB’s Notebook: Back that Pass Up

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports Some thoughts on last week’s games Welcome to a new feature where I share some thoughts on the Sens’ games from the week that was. The concept is to share some ideas about specific moments in the games, the coaching tactics at play, as well as some general observations about Ottawa Senators hockey. Typically these will be short riffs, but if the subject is worth exploring we’ll dive into it in a bit more depth. Since this is a new feature, I’m also looking for some feedback from the readers: is this something you like? Are...
Jan 17, 2021
Stützle’s Electrifying First Goal not Enough to Overcome Leafs in 3-2 Defeat

Stützle’s Electrifying First Goal not Enough to Overcome Leafs in 3-2 Defeat

Photo by Steven Kingsman/Icon Sportswire via Tim Stützle scored his first goal in electrifying fashion, but Ottawa fell to Toronto by a score of 3-2 Friday night was incredible. It was the first game for the Senators in 310 days, and it felt amazing to finally cheer for our favourite hockey team once again. There was a sense of normalcy. The fact that Ottawa won was icing on the cake, and the Senators had a chance to pull off the unthinkable with a back-to-back sweep of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. In a surprising twist, Matt Murray started again...
Jan 16, 2021
Game 2 Hub: Senators vs Maple Leafs

Game 2 Hub: Senators vs Maple Leafs

Photo by Matt Zambonin/Freestyle Photography/ Will lightning strike twice? In their first NHL game in 310 days, the Ottawa Senators (1-0-0) grabbed the entire league’s attention, stunning the vaunted Toronto Maple Leafs (1-1-0) with a 5-3 victory. Now, 24 hours later, the Sens will try to do what was once unthinkable, and rattle off two consecutive wins against their Ontario rivals. Puck drop is scheduled for 7pmEST, and you can catch this game on CBC, Sportsnet Ontario, and TVA. As always, Dean Brown and Gord Wilson will have the radio call on TSN 1200. We’ll have...
Jan 16, 2021
Weekly Question: What are the chances an Ottawa Senator wins the Calder Trophy?

Weekly Question: What are the chances an Ottawa Senator wins the Calder Trophy?

Photo by Codie McLachlan/ Examining what it will take for a member of the Ottawa Senators to win the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie. As the puck has now dropped for the Ottawa Senators and the season is underway, there are a number of exciting storylines for Sens fans. One of which is the likelihood that the Calder Memorial Trophy winner for Rookie of the Year could, in fact, make its way to the Ottawa Senators. As a refresher, here is the eligibility criteria for this award: To be eligible for the Calder Memorial Trophy, a player cannot have played...
Jan 15, 2021
Sens Destroy Leafs, 5-3, In Season Opener

Sens Destroy Leafs, 5-3, In Season Opener

Photo by Matt Zambonin/Freestyle Photography/ As it turns out, rest really is a weapon! Cheering for a bad team isn’t easy. Most of the time, it’s actually pretty difficult. Twenty minutes into the Sens’ 2021 season opener, it really did look like this was going to be a rough night. Being a bad team is embarrassing enough, but losing to the Leafs? Come on. Even we have standards. But here’s the one really, really nice thing about cheering for a team that is abjectly terrible: whenever someone loses to you, it is extremely funny. Like, losing to the 2017 Ottawa...
Jan 15, 2021
Game 1 Hub: Senators vs. Maple Leafs

Game 1 Hub: Senators vs. Maple Leafs

Photo by Jeff Chevrier/Icon Sportswire via The. Battle. Of. Ontario. Is. Back. We’re finally back! For the first time since March 11th, 2020, the Ottawa Senators will play NHL regular season hockey. And there’s no better way to start off the shortened season than with another edition of Uber Driver vs. Zamboni Driver. The Senators will enter tonight’s tilt with a blend of youth and experience, featuring four players aged 22 and under on their top two lines. Among those names is 2020 3rd overall pick Tim Stützle, who’s celebrating his 19th birthday today....
Jan 15, 2021
Sterling Predictions, Pt. 3: Team Record, Leading Scorer and MVP

Sterling Predictions, Pt. 3: Team Record, Leading Scorer and MVP

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports Who’s going to lead the way for the Sens this year? Welcome back for the third and final installation of our Sterling Predictions series. You can find Part 1 here, and Part 2 here. In this edition, we tackle the big questions: who’s going to lead the team in scoring, who’s going to be the MVP, and where are the Sens going to finish in the standings? Brady Tkachuk edged Connor Brown for the Sens scoring title last year with 44 points to Brown’s 43. Who leads the way this year and what will their total be? Ary: Brady takes the top...
Jan 15, 2021
This Amelnykan Life, Ep. 20: Slidet in unsere DMs

This Amelnykan Life, Ep. 20: Slidet in unsere DMs

Photo by Steven Kingsman/Icon Sportswire via We’re here to provide the only season preview you’ll ever need! The 2021 NHL season is finally upon us, and as your most trusted source of Senators news and analysis, we’re here to provide the only season preview you’ll ever need. In this episode, we answer the burning questions you never even thought to ask, such as: how much German will Brady Tkachuk learn over the course of this season? Did Mark Stone consent to having his house overrun by Brady’s friends? Why didn’t the NHL allow Tony DeAngelo to be sponsored...
Jan 15, 2021
Five Thoughts for the Real Thing

Five Thoughts for the Real Thing

Soon we’ll have new lead art! | Photo by Mike Stobe/ When the sun gets to here we can watch the Sens again Neighbours, no one loves you like we love you. And we couldn’t feel any more grateful that you have chosen to visit this, our most beloved blog, on the first day of the Clark Bishop Tim Stützle era. We have just a tiny bit of house cleaning left to do here at Silver Seven and then it is game time, baby! Before we go any further, I need to take a moment to shout out to two of our most talented young writers here at the blog: Nada (link) and Brandon (link) took...
Jan 14, 2021
Umlaut Justice, Lajoie Shipped Out, Stone Captaincy: Links, News, and Notes

Umlaut Justice, Lajoie Shipped Out, Stone Captaincy: Links, News, and Notes

Photo by City-Press via The final links, news, and notes before the Senators kick of the 2021 season We wait 10 months for the Ottawa Senators to come back. 10 long months where we somehow had to find things to talk about. And the NHL makes us wait two extra days for the Senators to play their first game—the agony! Thankfully, we’re just one day away, and I can’t wait. Before we begin the season, here is our final off-season links, news, and notes: Justice! Tim “Stuetzle” will now officially go by the proper spelling of his last name: “Stützle.” The...
Jan 13, 2021
Sterling Predictions, Pt. 2: Stützle, Chabot and Pleasant Surprises

Sterling Predictions, Pt. 2: Stützle, Chabot and Pleasant Surprises

Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/ The staff is back for part 2 of our annual prediction series With the season a more two days away, we’re back for Part 2 of our Sterling Predictions Series. Check out Part 1 here and let’s get to it! Tim Stützle is entering this season with the kind of hype we haven’t seen for a Sens prospect since Jason Spezza. What type of production can we expect from the young phenom? Trevor: It looks like he’s going to get every opportunity to succeed in the top-6 with some of their better players, which I love. I don’t...