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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.10.2014 / 1:00 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki had a solid showing on the back-end Friday night as a key part of a Sens penalty kill that killed off six of seven minors in addition to being a physical force at even strength. He captured some headlines as well for a spirited fight with Canadiens star PK Subban during a large skirmish between the two sides. The physical side of the game is nothing new for "BoroCop" who has paved his path to a pro career with a tough brand of hockey.

"I'll give him credit, he stood in there. He's known as a skill player but he's pretty tough too," said Borowiecki. "That's just the nature of the game, especially a rivalry like that. In that situation you just want to protect yourself and protect your teammates."

Borowiecki said he felt good about his performance outside of the headline grabbing fight as well.

"I felt pretty strong, actually. I said earlier today after the pre-game skate that I've got a good sense of familiarity with Grybes out there. We played a lot together in the minors and I think we work pretty well together."

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POSTED ON Friday, 03.10.2014 / 11:15 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Senators head coach Paul MacLean offered up his thoughts after the team pulled out a 4-3 overtime victory in Ottawa over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night. Here's what he had to say...

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POSTED ON Friday, 03.10.2014 / 2:15 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Senators forward Alex Chiasson is set to make his home debut in a Senators jersey tonight when Ottawa hosts the Montreal Canadiens at Canadian Tire Centre.

In three pre-season games thus far for the Sens, Chiasson has recorded a pair of goals in addition to a shootout marker as part of his first training camp as a Senator. Tonight's debut will be extra special as he will get his first taste of the Senators/Canadiens rivalry and take on his hometown team.

"I think every game is big but when you play Montreal obviously it adds a little bit for the team and for me being from there," said Chiasson. "I think it's going to be a great experience regardless of it's pre-season or not."

Chiasson is slated to play alongside Mika Zibanejad and Bobby Ryan for the Senators.

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POSTED ON Friday, 03.10.2014 / 1:45 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Senators fans and pundits watching the pre-season have voiced their excitement with the play of defenceman Cody Ceci. A summer removed from a surprise rookie season where he filled in nicely along the Sens' blueline, Ceci appears to be even more at home at the back for the club. Some have even suggested that he may have a bit more "Karlsson" in his game than in the past.

While Ceci has said that he feels more comfortable and would like to take on a more offensive mindset that made him a productive player in junior, he attributes much of his progress to this point to a full summer in the gym with Chris Schwarz and the Senators' training staff.

"This is the first summer that I've trained all summer with Schwarzy and he knows the game pretty well, he's been around for a while and he knows how we need to train," said Ceci. "It's pretty sport-specific and that has been awesome for me this past summer. Just living close to the rink I can come in every day, be more comfortable in the room and that translates on the ice."

Ceci is set to be paired alongside Chris Phillips tonight when the Senators take on the Canadiens.

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POSTED ON Friday, 03.10.2014 / 1:30 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Senators forward Mike Hoffman will suit up against Montreal tonight when the Sens host the Habs at Canadian Tire Centre. Hoffman "deserved another opportunity to play" according to Senators head coach Paul MacLean and will get the call in front of the home fans this evening.

With three goals and six points in 25 games played with the Sens last season, Hoffman figures to be a player in line for better fortunes if he sticks with the big club. His shooting percentage was 4.9 per cent in Ottawa last season in those games after shooting 15.9 per cent during his first team all-star season with Binghamton prior to his call-up. Hoffman talked about the importance of playing the high-tempo, high volume offensive game that has got him to this point.

"That's what I try and focus on, I try to get four or five shots a night," said Hoffman. "If I get a chance to shoot the puck I know the coaches and management want me to do that. If you're putting pucks towards the net it's only a matter of time before pucks are going in or you're getting rebounds and assists off of it."

Hoffman is slated to line up alongside Erik Condra and Curtis Lazar tonight in Ottawa. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m.

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POSTED ON Friday, 03.10.2014 / 12:00 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Senators head coach Paul MacLean offered his updates on the team ahead of tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens. Here's what he had to say...

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POSTED ON Thursday, 02.10.2014 / 5:26 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Senators head coach Paul MacLean spoke with the media after Thursday's practice and pair of announcements. Here's what he had to say about a big day for the franchise...

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POSTED ON Thursday, 02.10.2014 / 3:45 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Sens GM Bryan Murray was on-hand for today's announcements — Bobby Ryan's extension and Erik Karlsson's captaincy — and offered his thoughts to media afterwards. Here's what he had to say...

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POSTED ON Thursday, 02.10.2014 / 10:00 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Bobby Ryan to a seven-year contract extension with an AAV of $7.25 million. Senators owner Eugene Melnyk and Ryan had this to say at this morning's press conference...
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POSTED ON Thursday, 02.10.2014 / 10:00 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

The Ottawa Senators have named defenceman Erik Karlsson the ninth captain in team history. Here's what Senators owner Eugene Melnyk and Karlsson had to say about the announcement...
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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 11 8 2 1 29 29 17
2 TBL 11 7 3 1 38 29 15
3 DET 9 5 2 2 22 19 12
4 OTT 9 5 2 2 26 22 12
5 BOS 12 6 6 0 32 30 12
6 FLA 8 3 2 3 12 17 9
7 TOR 9 4 4 1 25 25 9
8 BUF 11 2 8 1 13 36 5

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. MacArthur 9 5 3 2 8
E. Karlsson 9 3 5 -3 8
A. Chiasson 9 3 3 -4 6
B. Ryan 9 3 3 2 6
K. Turris 9 1 5 2 6
M. Stone 8 2 2 1 4
D. Legwand 9 2 2 2 4
C. Ceci 9 0 4 4 4
C. Neil 9 1 2 3 3
M. Michalek 9 1 2 1 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Lehner 3 0 1 .939 2.18
C. Anderson 2 2 1 .934 2.38