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POSTED ON Tuesday, 28.10.2014 / 10:00 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Gameday Journal Blog

The Ottawa Senators return to action tonight in Columbus where they will take on the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.

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POSTED ON Monday, 27.10.2014 / 4:45 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

The Sens hit the ice at Nationwide Arena in Columbus today for a practice prior to Tuesday's game with the Blue Jackets. Here's a sampling of what they had to say after the skate...

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POSTED ON Monday, 27.10.2014 / 12:30 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Milan Michalek broke the goose egg in the goals column on Sunday night and netted the Sens' first shorthanded goal of the season in the process as he had the lone Ottawa tally in a 2-1 loss to Chicago.

He offered his thoughts on getting his first of the season after the game.

"It was a great pass from Chiasson, it was pretty easy for me. I'm happy I got it and hopefully they keep them coming now," said Michalek. "It feels great, that's why you play hockey is to score goals and try to win the game. It's a lot of fun."

Michalek also offered his thoughts on the game as a whole and suggested that the Sens may have been guilty of playing too passive, while adding praise for Craig Anderson's performance.

"I think we gave them a little bit too much respect tonight. We gave them lots of room to move around. Andy was unbelievable tonight, he kept us in the game pretty much the whole game. It was good that we came back in the third and had some chances to tie the game."

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POSTED ON Monday, 27.10.2014 / 12:15 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Sens goaltender Craig Anderson was solid in the crease once again for the Senators in Chicago on Sunday night, turning aside 43 shots on goal and stopping an Andrew Shaw penalty shot in the second period in a 2-1 loss.

Anderson talked about the importance of special teams after the game as none of the three goals scored by either team were put in the net while playing 5-on-5.

"You've got to try to play as much as you can 5-on-5 so you're rolling four lines and keeping everybody fresh," said Anderson. "When you start penalty killing a lot you start using the same guys over and over again and it tends to wear on the guys and takes away the energy from them."

"Special teams was huge in this game. We were able to get a shorthanded goal but our power play wasn't able to get us one and their power play got them one. That was the difference tonight. It wasn't due to a lack of effort. We generated some chances, we just weren't able to connect tonight. That's the way it goes sometimes."

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POSTED ON Sunday, 26.10.2014 / 11:00 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Gameday Journal Blog



The Ottawa Senators will play the second leg of a back-to-back tonight when they take on the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 25.10.2014 / 11:15 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Senators head coach Paul MacLean offered his thoughts after a 3-2 Senators overtime loss on an emotional evening for the team and city of Ottawa. Here's what he had to say...

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POSTED ON Saturday, 25.10.2014 / 10:00 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Gameday Journal Blog

The Ottawa Senators will get back to action after a week without any game action due to Wednesday's postponement tonight when they take on the New Jersey Devils at Canadian Tire Centre. Puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m. Fans are encouraged to wear red in support of the Canadian Forces and first responders.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 23.10.2014 / 3:30 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Senators president Cyril Leeder spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon and addressed the cancellation of Wednesday night's game after the incidents which took place at Parliament Hill. Here's what he had to say...

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 21.10.2014 / 1:30 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

The Sens hit the ice at Canadian Tire Centre this morning for their final full workday before Wednesday night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. As a friendly reminder, please keep in mind that Wednesday's game will get going at 7 p.m. as it is a national broadcast.

Players and coaches spoke with the media after Tuesday's skate. Here's a sampling of what they had to say...

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POSTED ON Monday, 20.10.2014 / 1:30 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

The Senators hit the ice for practice at Canadian Tire Centre today before having their standard media availability after the skate. Here's a sampling of what Senators players and coaches had to say today...

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
3 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
4 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
5 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
6 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
7 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 55
8 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Ryan 55 15 30 8 45
E. Karlsson 59 14 31 2 45
K. Turris 59 15 26 -5 41
M. Stone 57 14 23 9 37
M. Hoffman 56 21 15 22 36
M. Zibanejad 57 15 17 1 32
C. MacArthur 53 13 13 -10 26
M. Michalek 54 11 14 -2 25
D. Legwand 57 8 14 -2 22
A. Chiasson 53 9 12 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 13 11 7 .927 2.37
R. Lehner 9 12 3 .905 3.02