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POSTED ON Sunday, 04.26.2015 / 10:05 AM ET
By Craig Medaglia - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Game 5 went pretty well for the Sens so we broke down 5 stats from that contest prior to Game 6 tonight at Canadian Tire Centre.

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POSTED ON Friday, 04.24.2015 / 3:11 PM ET
By Craig Medaglia - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

And from NHL.com, here's a look at tonight's projected line-ups for both teams going in to Game 5...

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POSTED ON Friday, 04.24.2015 / 10:25 AM ET
By Craig Medaglia - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Facing another elimination game in Montreal for Game 5, we review 5 stat-based storylines from this series that could have an impact tonight.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 04.23.2015 / 6:53 PM ET
By Craig Medaglia - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

After a whirlwind first season, Sens rookie Mark Stone has been named as one of three players nominated for the 2015 Calder Trophy.

Stone finished the season tied for the rookie lead in points with Flames forward and fellow nominee Johnny Gaudreau at 64. His 26 goals tied him for second among first year players and trailed only teammate Mike Hoffman among rookie goalscorers. His +21 rating was also tops among rookies.

Stone talked briefly about his season earlier today but wasn't quick to point out that he wasn't finished just yet.

"I'm happy with the way my season went especially the last 3 months." said Stone. "It felt like I played some good hockey and helped my team win quite a few games. At the end of the day though, I'm just worried about Friday night."

From the NHL...

Mark Stone, Ottawa Senators

Stone, a sixth-round selection (178th overall) by Ottawa in 2010, recorded 26-38—64 to finish first in the rookie scoring race. That featured 14-21—35 dating to Feb. 10 (31 GP), including a rookie club record nine-game point streak to end the season (8-5—13). Stone capped his performance with two goals in the season finale to help the team complete its successful playoff drive. He also led all rookies in plus-minus (+21) and shared first in the League in takeaways (98). The 22-year-old Winnipeg native would become the second player in franchise history to win the Calder, joining Daniel Alfredsson in 1996.

Incredibly, Mark Stone also ended the regular season tied with Avalanche forward Ryan O'Reilly for the league lead in takeaways with 98, something that fellow Senators rookie Curtis Lazar says was a goal he had set for himself prior to this year.

"We were kind of joking around a bit and he said 'It'd be pretty cool if I could lead the league in takeaways' and low and behold, he did it. That just shows the type of player he is."

Lazar and Stone had briefly crossed paths in their junior careers out West before becoming teammates in Ottawa and Stone's high hockey IQ was apparent even back then.

"My first year in the Western Hockey League was his last and he put up like 120 points or so. You watched him play and it's his smarts back then that really stood out." said Lazar. "To see him piece it all together this year and get his skating figured out...he's worked so hard for what he's been able to accomplish."

"I can't think of anyone else who deserves the Calder more than him."

The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 24, during the 2015 NHL Awards from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Former Sens captain Daniel Alfredsson is the only Calder Trophy winner in franchise history as he laid claim to the award back in 1996.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 04.22.2015 / 1:37 PM ET
By Craig Medaglia - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

And from NHL.com, here's a look at tonight's projected line-ups for both teams going in to Game 4...

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 04.22.2015 / 9:55 AM ET
By Craig Medaglia - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

With their backs against the wall for Game 4 tonight, we take a look at 5 stat-based storylines from this series so far.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 04.19.2015 / 3:02 PM ET
By Craig Medaglia - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

And from NHL.com, here's a look at tonight's projected line-ups for both teams going in to Game 3...

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POSTED ON Sunday, 04.19.2015 / 9:45 AM ET
By Craig Medaglia - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

We take a look at 5 of the most interesting stat-based storylines from the series so far as the Senators get set to host the Canadiens for Game 3 tonight down 2-0.

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POSTED ON Friday, 04.17.2015 / 3:15 PM ET
By Craig Medaglia - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Both Mark Stone and Montreal's Max Pacioretty are currently listed as game-time decisions for tonight so according to NHL.com here's a look at each squad's projected line-ups going in to Game 2...

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POSTED ON Friday, 04.17.2015 / 10:55 AM ET
By Craig Medaglia - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

The Senators trail the Canadiens 1-0 in their opening round Stanley Cup Playoff series and we examine 5 of the most interesting stat-based storylines from Game 1.

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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