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POSTED ON Wednesday, 05.11.2014 / 5:30 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

The Senators hit the practice ice at Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday morning. Here's what they had to say after the session was over...

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.11.2014 / 10:00 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Gameday Journal Blog

The Ottawa Senators are back at it tonight when they take on the Detroit Red Wings at Canadian Tire Centre. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m.

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POSTED ON Monday, 03.11.2014 / 5:00 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

The Ottawa Senators hit the practice ice on Monday morning ahead of their game on Tuesday against the Detroit Red Wings and before four home games in six days. Here's a sampling of what they had to say...

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POSTED ON Saturday, 01.11.2014 / 10:00 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Gameday Journal Blog

The Ottawa Senators return to action tonight when they drop the puck in Boston against the Bruins at TD Garden. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.

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POSTED ON Friday, 31.10.2014 / 4:30 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

It's no secret that Halloween is one of the more fun nights on the calendar each year. Candy, costumes, goofy songs and plenty of opportunity for whimsy are what we've come to know and love from the occasion.

It's because of these reasons that we at Sens Content Inc. opted to have a little bit of fun with the team... headshots.

Celebrate Halloween by checking out these two Jib Jab videos starring some of your favourite Senators....

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POSTED ON Thursday, 30.10.2014 / 11:00 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

The Senators traded punches with the Chicago Blackhawks for three periods on Thursday night but ultimately came up short in a shootout at Canadian Tire Centre. Sens head coach Paul MacLean offered his thoughts on the performance after the game. Here's what he had to say...

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POSTED ON Thursday, 30.10.2014 / 10:00 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Gameday Journal Blog

The Ottawa Senators are back at it tonight at Canadian Tire Centre when they host the Chicago Blackhawks for Hockey Fights Cancer night in Ottawa. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 29.10.2014 / 12:30 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Robin Lehner had a couple of dazzling moments in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Columbus as he made 36 saves to earn another W this season. Lehner kept the Sens in the contest during a first period which saw a frequently shorthanded Senators team give up 14 shots, while only putting five on the Columbus goal.

While the scoring chances were even through one, Lehner was impressed with the way the team rebounded after a slow start to the game.

"After the first I was a little bit worried, I didn't think we had much jump but the boys came together in the locker room here and I thought we had one of our best second periods of the year," said Lehner. "We had a lot of penalties but the PK stepped up and from there on out we played solid. We didn't take as many chances, they opened up and we got our goals. That's what we need to stick to."

Lehner also discussed the much-improved second period performance from the Senators and changes the team is making to their approach in the frame.

"We've been talking about it and just trying to relax and trying to play the second period like everything else — not trying to overthink it, don't just start dumping it in to change and give away possession. We've been trying to do some different things and I thought we did a good job with it."

Lehner picked up his first point of the season as well, picking up an assist off a save that sprung Erik Karlsson onto a 3-on-1 and the eventual game winning goal.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 29.10.2014 / 12:15 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Senators captain Erik Karlsson scored last night's game winning goal in Columbus en route to a 5-2 Sens victory over the Blue Jackets. Karlsson was named the third star in the win as he recorded a goal and an assist on five shots for the Sens in just over 26 minutes of play.

He spoke about the importance of the crucial five minute penalty kill in the second period following Eric Gryba's elbowing major.

"That was a great job. We went in there, didn't think further than the five minutes and all we needed to do was kill it off," said Karlsson. "Technically it was only three but I still think we did a great job. I think overall we're happy with the 5-2 win. "

The captain also had plenty of praise for Robin Lehner's play after the game and spoke to the quality goaltending the Senators have received through eight games of the season.

"We have two great goalies and any one of them can step in and win us games. That's what they've been doing so far and we're happy with the way they've been playing. We have to do a better job sometimes cleaning up and helping them see the puck a bit more. They're doing more than we expected and we're happy about that."

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 29.10.2014 / 11:30 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Senators forward Clarke MacArthur had a huge night on Tuesday with two goals and an assist to lead the Sens to a 5-2 win over Columbus. The three points earned MacArthur a first star selection in the victory.

Afterwards, MacArthur talked about the second period as a turning point that set up the Sens' big third.

"We weren't ready for their speed at the beginning of the game, gave them a couple of

power plays and I thought that's where their shot differential was early on," said MacArthur. "I thought that was our best second period of the year, we had good speed, made good decisions. It was a tough break at the end of the second."

"We came in here with a positive attitude going into the third tied. We played pretty good hockey, we gave them a couple of chances but Lenny was right there and made big saves when we needed them. A good job by everyone."

The third period was the latest in a string of solid third periods from the Sens that continue back to the beginning of the season.

"Our third periods have been great, our conditioning is a big part of that, playing all the lines and rolling through. The second period I thought was a turning point for us. I thought we turned the game around and took over from there."

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STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 37 22 11 4 119 97 48
2 DET 36 19 8 9 103 89 47
3 MTL 35 22 11 2 95 84 46
4 TOR 35 20 12 3 118 102 43
5 BOS 36 18 15 3 93 97 39
6 FLA 32 15 9 8 73 82 38
7 OTT 35 14 14 7 92 97 35
8 BUF 36 14 19 3 73 118 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 35 7 16 -13 23
K. Turris 35 7 16 -8 23
B. Ryan 32 7 15 5 22
C. MacArthur 34 10 8 -6 18
M. Hoffman 32 11 6 14 17
M. Zibanejad 33 9 8 1 17
M. Stone 33 8 8 6 16
A. Chiasson 32 7 8 -8 15
D. Legwand 35 6 8 -5 14
M. Michalek 31 3 6 -9 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 8 9 5 .928 2.43
R. Lehner 6 5 2 .909 2.93