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Oct 17, 2018
Brady Tkachuk Sidelined for One Month

Brady Tkachuk Sidelined for One Month

The Sens rookie will be out with a torn ligament suffered from Monday’s game. The Ottawa Senators’ injury luck continues to tumble, as rookie forward Brady Tkachuk will miss the next month with a torn ligament in his leg. Breaking: Brady Tkachuk has a torn ligament in his leg and will miss a month.— Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes) October 17, 2018 Although not confirmed, it’s very likely the injury occurred in Monday’s game against the Dallas Stars, when he hobbled to the bench following his hit on Blake Comeau. Brady Tkachuk goes for a hit on Comeau and looks to go somewhat...
Oct 17, 2018
Belleville Senators Come Alive in Game Three

Belleville Senators Come Alive in Game Three

After a seemingly endless offseason, the Belleville Senators are back! Each Wednesday from today until the end of the (hopefully long) season, you can expect weekly recaps of the BSens from yours truly - with a few other posts sprinkled in between. With a new coach, many new players, a new official ECHL affiliate and a renamed place to call home, there are lots of things to talk about as the season progresses. But let’s get down to business! Saturday, October 6 - Utica 3, Belleville 1 It was a quiet start to the first game of the season for Belleville. It took almost 24 minutes of...
Oct 16, 2018
Sens Prospect Update - October 16th

Sens Prospect Update - October 16th

The rookies are making their impact in the NHL. It’s time for another prospect update, with this week’s stars all coming from the NHL and AHL rosters. It was a quiet week outside of the pro leagues, with none of the college or European players having much to show for in the start of the season. But for the Sens and B-Sens, the young guys are making themselves known with some incredible performances from the past week. Stats Sheet ( Biggest Standouts Rudolfs Balcers, Drake Batherson & Filip Chlapik I group this trio together because they were deployed as Belleville’s...
Oct 15, 2018
Ottawa Senators Impress in 4-1 Win

Ottawa Senators Impress in 4-1 Win

Make that 5 straight wins against the Dallas Stars The amount of fight in this team has become such a joy to watch. Coming off a fantastic win against the LA Kings, the Sens did a good job maintaining the momentum. The game ended with a 4-1 score, with Tkachuk having his first career game winning goal and Zack Smith sealing the deal with the a goal in a net that was empty for a large portion of the third period. Keshia Chante was present tonight to sing the national anthems prior to the game wearing a Ray Emery jersey. During the first period, the Sens did a great job honouring the late...
Oct 15, 2018
Open Thread, Game 6: Stars @ Sens

Open Thread, Game 6: Stars @ Sens

Come rant with us! S7S preview Opposition blog: Defending Big D
Oct 15, 2018
Game 6 Preview: Stars @ Sens

Game 6 Preview: Stars @ Sens

Ben Bishop, Jason Spezza, and Marc Methot battle it out for most beloved ex-Senator returning tonight The Senators look to win back-to-back games for the first time this season tonight against the Dallas Stars. The Sens should have the rest battle, since they’ll be off after this game until Saturday, while Dallas flew from Dallas on Saturday, and then play again tomorrow night against the Devils before returning home. That seems like a weird, short road trip to me, but OK. Mark Stone wasn’t at the morning skate, but Guy Boucher said he will play tonight. Here are the projected lines,...
Oct 15, 2018
Week Ahead: Oct 15 to 21

Week Ahead: Oct 15 to 21

A light week Stars @ Senators Monday, October 15th 7:30 PMRDS2, TSN5Prev game : Ducks, Saturday, October 13th Next game : @Devils, Tuesday, October 16th Hot : Tyler Seguin - 10P (3G, 7A) in last 3 GPCold : Mattias Janmark - 0PInjured : Stephen Johns (IR), Martin Hanzal (IR) It’s the high scoring Dallas Stars coming to town. They sit at fifth in the league for goals per game at 4.25 (one spot and 0.25 G/GP ahead of Ottawa, by the way). A big part of that is their power play, sitting at an absolutely absurd league-leading 54.5%. That’s obviously not going to last, but they’re coming...
Oct 15, 2018
Three Stars of the Week: Week 2

Three Stars of the Week: Week 2

The rookies had another strong showing This week continued the trend of last week, with the Senators playing in some high-scoring games. 6-3 and 7-4 losses to the Bruins and Flyers respectively were somewhat salvaged with a 5-1 win over the Kings, though the Sens lost Cody Ceci, Ryan Dzingel, and Alex Formenton to injuries after Wednesday’s game. Worryingly, Formenton has a concussion, and we’ve seen with players like Jarrod Maidens how much concussions can derail an entire career. But let’s start with some positives! Three stars Brady Tkachuk - This guy was on fire this week....
Oct 13, 2018
Sens Defeat Kings 5-1

Sens Defeat Kings 5-1

Despite being outshot, the Sens managed to pull away and maintain their lead. Following a less-than-stellar performance against the Flyers earlier in the week, the Ottawa Senators brought back their A-game against the Los Angeles Kings. The result was a 5-1 victory, led by two goals from Chris Wideman and 36 saves from Craig Anderson. Both teams came out of the gate pressing, with L.A.’s Adrian Kempe hitting the post on an early breakaway. First blood would be drawn by the Sens, however, as a point shot from Thomas Chabot bounced off a few sticks and past Jack Campbell. Chris Tierney was...
Oct 13, 2018
Open Thread, Game 5: Kings @ Sens

Open Thread, Game 5: Kings @ Sens

Preview: Silver Seven Opposition Blog: Jewels From The Crown Start Time: 2:00 p.m. EST Watch: TSN5, RDS
Oct 13, 2018
Game 5 Preview: Los Angeles Kings @ Ottawa Senators

Game 5 Preview: Los Angeles Kings @ Ottawa Senators

Dion Phaneuf returns to Ottawa in today’s afternoon game. The Los Angeles Kings visit the Ottawa Senators for a matinee matchup, with Dion Phaneuf returning to face his former team. A slew of injuries after last game have forced the Sens to bring a few new players into the lineup. Ben Harpur will draw in for Cody Ceci, and two of Nick Paul, Paul Carey and Christian Jaros will take the places of Ryan Dzingel and Alex Formenton. The decision whether to play six or seven defencemen is still up in the air. Here are the lines and pairings from yesterday’s morning skate, with one cut still to...
Oct 12, 2018
Five Thoughts For Friday

Five Thoughts For Friday

A barrage of injuries, Brady Tkachuk, and LOTS of shots on goal It was an up and down week for the Ottawa Senators. Following an extremely satisfying win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, the Sens lost back-to-back games in somewhat convincing fashion against the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers. The recaps of those three games can be found here, here, and here. With all that said, let’s dive into Five Thoughts for Friday, October 12th, 2018. Is There a Doctor in the House? This Friday morning was probably a rough one for Sens fans. Staying true to form, the Senators...
Oct 12, 2018
News & Notes: Injuries, Injuries and More Injuries

News & Notes: Injuries, Injuries and More Injuries

Ceci, Dzingel and Formenton were all placed on the injured reserve. If you were hoping for some positive news about the Sens, this isn’t it. The injury ninja has struck early, as a slew of injuries have hit both the Ottawa and Belleville Senators. For the NHL team, the trio of Cody Ceci, Ryan Dzingel and Alex Formenton have been placed on the injured reserve, joining Marian Gaborik and Jean-Gabriel Pageau on the sidelines. Ceci’s injury is described as upper-body, while Dzingel is dealing with a lower-body injury. Rookie Alex Formenton is the most concerning, as he’s dealing with a...
Oct 11, 2018
Fantasy Pool 2018: Individual and aggregated picks

Fantasy Pool 2018: Individual and aggregated picks

Also check out who you picked! The inaugural Silver Seven Fantasy Pool is well underway, which means we’ve all already forgotten our picks. If this applies to you, you can find everyone’s picks by clicking this link. That way you’ll be able to keep track of who all you’ve chosen is out with season-ending injuries. As for how we did as a group, here are the aggregated results from 68 entries (click on the image to be able to see it larger): No real surprises, with almost everyone expecting Connor McDavid to win the Art Ross Trophy, and Connor Hellebuyck and Andrei...
Oct 11, 2018
Tkachuk Scores First Two NHL Goals in Loss to Flyers

Tkachuk Scores First Two NHL Goals in Loss to Flyers

At least we had fun Tonight’s game against the Flyers was a wildly entertaining one, if nothing else. The rookies took over and the goaltending was shaky and neither team knew how to defend, and online the mascots started acting out the erotic fanfic I co-wrote about them a few weeks ago with surprising accuracy, and it was just a fun time. I must say, I’m excited for the Sens to finally go to Philadelphia and meet the only truly noteworthy member of the Flyers’ organization. Gritty may cheer for a rival team, but he’s by far the most interesting personality in the entire NHL. This...