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POSTED ON Tuesday, 10.28.2014 / 10:00 AM ET
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, 10.27.2014 / 4:45 PM ET
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, 10.27.2014 / 12:30 PM ET
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, 10.27.2014 / 12:15 PM ET
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, 10.26.2014 / 11:00 AM ET
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, 10.25.2014 / 11:15 PM ET
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, 10.25.2014 / 10:00 AM ET
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, 10.23.2014 / 3:30 PM ET
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, 10.21.2014 / 1:30 PM ET
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, 10.20.2014 / 1:30 PM ET
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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STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
2 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
3 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
4 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
5 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
6 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
7 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
8 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 21 45 7 66
M. Stone 80 26 38 21 64
K. Turris 82 24 40 5 64
B. Ryan 78 18 36 5 54
M. Hoffman 79 27 21 16 48
M. Zibanejad 80 20 26 0 46
C. MacArthur 62 16 20 -6 36
M. Michalek 66 13 21 3 34
D. Legwand 80 9 18 1 27
A. Chiasson 76 11 15 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 14 13 8 .923 2.49
R. Lehner 9 12 3 .905 3.02