6:29 AM EDT, Fri October 20, 2017
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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....
13 hours ago
Game 7 Preview: New Jersey Devils @ Ottawa Senators

Game 7 Preview: New Jersey Devils @ Ottawa Senators

If you’d told me before the season started that the Senators would be sixth in the east after six games, I probably would’ve taken it. If you’d told me the Devils would’ve been one of those teams ahead of them, I would laughed in your face. But here we are, with the 3-1-2 Sens hosting the 5-1-0 Devils. Here are the projected lines for tonight: Ryan - Brassard - Stone Smith - Turris - Dzingel Hoffman - Pageau - Pyatt Burrows - Thompson - Brown Phaneuf - Karlsson Oduya - Ceci Claesson - Wideman Anderson (starter) Condon Some thoughts, but not very many, since it’s almost game...
Oct 18, 2017
Belleville Senators Make History with First Franchise Win

Belleville Senators Make History with First Franchise Win

Friday, October 13 - Syracuse 4, Belleville 2 The Belleville Senators entered the weekend facing off against the Syracuse Crunch with both teams searching for their first win of the season. If there was one player that was determined to bring Belleville its first ever franchise win on Friday night, it was Andrew Hammond. Despite his 39 save performance, Belleville’s penalty box parade ultimately cost them the game. Tye McGinn opened the scoring for Syracuse on a juicy rebound from a point shot on the powerplay. Dennis Yan added to the Crunch lead in the second period for Yan’s first...
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...
Oct 17, 2017
Full Coverage, Game 6: Vancouver Canucks @ Ottawa Senators

Full Coverage, Game 6: Vancouver Canucks @ Ottawa Senators

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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...
Oct 17, 2017
Ottawa Senators Prospect Update: October 10-16

Ottawa Senators Prospect Update: October 10-16

Jordan Hollett, Shane Bowers, Christian Wolanin had great weeks. Stats Sheet ( Biggest Standouts Shane Bowers Ottawa’s first-round pick in 2017 has got off to a hot start to his collegiate career, with four goals in four games. Generally lined up alongside 2018 top pick Brady Tkachuk (brother of Matthew, son of Keith), Bowers has been getting most of his goals in front of the net — a good sign that he can use his size to navigate the game against older players in the NCAA. With 2G tonight, Shane Bowers (#15) has 4G in his first 3GP in the #NCAA ...
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...
Oct 16, 2017
Full Coverage, Game 5: Ottawa Senators @ Edmonton Oilers

Full Coverage, Game 5: Ottawa Senators @ Edmonton Oilers

Full coverage of the October 14th game
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...
Oct 16, 2017
Senators Three Stars of the Week: Week 2

Senators Three Stars of the Week: Week 2

The sweep of Western Canada made for a great week What a week it was. The Ottawa Senators had never swept the Western Canadian road trip in franchise history. Never, that is, until October 2017 when they pulled off the feat. Most pundits before the season had the Oilers as a legitimate Cup pick, the Flames as a sneaky Cup pick, and the Sens failing to reach the playoffs. The Sens beat the Alberta teams by a combined score of 12-1. The only issue is that it’s hard to pick three stars after such a dominant series of performances. Three Stars Kyle Turris. Seven points in three games. 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...
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...
Oct 15, 2017
Week Ahead: III - October 15 to 21

Week Ahead: III - October 15 to 21

Ottawa plays the Canucks again before taking on the high-flying Devils (?!) and Leafs. Canucks @ Senators Tuesday, October 17th 7:30 PMTSN5, SNVPrev game : Flames, Saturday, October 14th (5-2 L) Next game : @Bruins, Thursday, October 19th Hot : -Cold : EveryoneInjured : Brendan Gaunce (IR - shoulder), Alexander Edler (IR - MCL) Last week, I thought that the Canucks would be the easiest opponent; the Sens didn’t find it that way. After romping through Alberta with back-to-back six goal outbursts, Ottawa faces a Vancouver squad that lost 5-2 to the Flames, and more importantly, lost...