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POSTED ON Thursday, 07.25.2013 / 10:30 AM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Game 3: Sens vs. Montreal. It’s safe to say it was a game unlike any other and, realistically, many of us will never see anything like it again. Between a 6-1 Sens win, a WWE-style Royal Rumble sequence of events, tons of memorable soundbytes and an overwhelmed stats crew trying to log it all, it was something else.

One portion of that game -- namely, J-G Pageau’s hat trick -- has been named one of the individual performances of the 2013 season according to NHL.com.

Here’s what their story had to say...

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 07.24.2013 / 5:00 PM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

It’s an exciting time to be at Bell Sensplex for Sens Summer Camps as campers have been lucky enough to meet a handful of Sens players as part of their summer fun.

That trend continued today and will go on next week as well.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 07.24.2013 / 12:30 PM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

It’s July 24, which means it’s time for us all to wish a Happy Birthday to Sens goaltender Robin Lehner!

More below the jump...

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 07.23.2013 / 1:30 PM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

As national programs continue to roll out their orientation camp rosters, to no one's surprise, the Sens have a pair of representatives on the Team Sweden list in Erik Karlsson and Robin Lehner who are well acquainted with the national program.

More below the jump...

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POSTED ON Monday, 07.22.2013 / 3:40 PM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

The Sens will have two players in Team USA orientation camp as both Craig Anderson and Bobby Ryan were extended invites.

More below the jump...

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POSTED ON Monday, 07.22.2013 / 2:01 PM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Sens defenceman Marc Methot was named to Team Canada's Sochi 2014 Olympic orientation camp on Monday, making him the lone Canadian Senator to be invited to camp.

More below the jump...

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POSTED ON Monday, 07.22.2013 / 1:00 PM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

With just a handful of RFAs left unsigned, the Sens crossed another one off their list today as Patrick Wiercioch signed a three-year deal with the team at an AAV of $2 million. It's a bow on what has been a busy 2013 thus far for the 22 year old.

Upon completing his first NHL season with the Sens, he got married earlier this summer and now has his first post-entry level contract as an NHLer. Part of the reason the deal took until mid-July to complete is because of that wedding, as the Sens wanted to give him time to focus family and friends. Once Wiercioch arrived back into town, the terms were agreed upon and the contract was signed. Now his focus shifts to his future in Ottawa.

Here is what he had to say about the deal, his future and the summer...

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POSTED ON Friday, 07.19.2013 / 1:10 PM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

The NHL and, by proxy, Ottawa Senators released the schedule for the 2013-14 season on Friday after announcing that players would go to the Olympics in 2014.

The Sens will kick off their season on Friday, October 4, at Buffalo and continue on a six game road trip to open their season. The home opener will take place on October 17 against the New Jersey Devils.

Some notes from the official release...

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POSTED ON Friday, 07.19.2013 / 1:00 PM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Need to get up to speed on the latest NHL Schedule and it's nuances? I'm here to help. A lot changed in the span of what seems like a few seconds and it can be a lot to take in after years and years of the same thing. Let's break things down for you.

Come along...

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POSTED ON Friday, 07.19.2013 / 12:20 PM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

The NHL and NHLPA have reached an agreement with the IIHF and IOC that will send NHL players to Sochi for the 2014 Olympic games this winter. The appearance is the fifth consecutive time (beginning in Nagano 1998) that NHLers will take part in the Olympic games.

As a result, the NHL will take a 17 day break from the season (February 9 to 26) with the Olympics going on.

From the official NHL.com story...

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SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
2 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
3 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
4 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
5 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
6 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
7 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
8 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Wiercioch 2 1 2 -1 3
M. Zibanejad 2 1 1 1 2
M. Stone 2 0 2 -1 2
E. Karlsson 2 0 2 0 2
M. Michalek 2 1 0 0 1
C. MacArthur 2 1 0 -2 1
K. Turris 2 1 0 -2 1
C. Ceci 2 0 1 -3 1
J. Pageau 2 0 0 -1 0
M. Hoffman 2 0 0 -2 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Hammond 0 2 1 .914 3.44