It was a tough shootout loss for the Sens as they played very well over the course of the game. They gave the Bruins everything they could handle and, realistically, deserved a victory.
There were plenty of fireworks over the course of the game, but for the most part was played out in the neutral zone as the tight checking nature of the Sens and Bruins systems nullified each other's attacks outside of home run plays and whacky bounces.
Coach MacLean felt the Sens were full value for their effort. They didn't 'salvage' a point, they earned one.
Here's a Twitter rundown of his thoughts...
He played 39 shifts in his first two games and put a pair of shots on goal. The good news is Sens fans can expect both of those totals to go up as he gets his legs back and figures out how to get to dangerous ice.
Here are some of Mark's thoughts after a weekend in the NHL...
Those of you who follow the Sens closely (read: all of you) know that Jim O'Brien has become a sort of hero amongst Sens fans with his unique brand of lighthearted charisma. Needless to say, when we turned over the team Instagram account over to him, the Internet responded well.
For some confirmation there, let's have a look back at #SensInTheCity (See what he did there?) day, for some of the best reaction out there...
Your daily roundup of what the internet has to say about Ottawa Senators hockey...
It was a long time coming, but Zack Smith doesn't have to hear about how long it has been since he scored anymore and that will be a welcome development.
With just hours between us and a rematch of last season's first round playoff tilt between the Sens and Rangers, it's time to take a look at today's pre-game materials.
NHL.com has kept up their Trophy Tracker throughout the season where they puts odds on the favourites to take home the NHL's individual prizes.
You'll recall earlier this season that both Erik Karlsson and Craig Anderson were favourites to take home silverware to commemorate their performances at their respective positions. Obviously Karlsson's injury has prevented a second consecutive Norris Trophy from coming to fruition. With Anderson on the shelf, it appeared as though his award hopes may take a similar hit.
Luckily the good folks over at NHL.com weren't so sure about that.
With the NHL reviewing a potential realignment of divisions and conferences starting in the 2013-14 season, there has been much talk of how this would affect the league and its teams and players.
Based on the model making the rounds, the Sens would stay in what is currently called the Northeast Division with the addition of the Detroit Red Wings from the Western Conference's Central Division and both of the Florida teams — the Lightning and the Panthers.
Today in obvious news: New York is a huge city. Between its population of over 8 million people and cramming all of those people into a small corner of a smallish state and then surrounding all of those people with some of the world's most recognizable landmarks, you have sensory overload.
The Sens were in the West Side of Manhattan on their off-day yesterday for practice where they took to the ice at the Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex. The Chelsea Piers location itself is fascinating. Not only is it home to a unique hockey facility, it is steeped in history.