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POSTED ON Friday, 17.05.2013 / 10:00 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog


Sens head coach Paul MacLean has been named as a finalist for the 2013 Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach, the league announced on Friday.

This will be MacLean's second consecutive year being nominated for the award as he was also a finalist in 2012 — his first season with the Sens.

More below the jump.

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POSTED ON Friday, 17.05.2013 / 9:30 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog


Your daily roundup of what the internet has to say about Ottawa Senators hockey.

Bringing you the best of Sens media, blogs and interactive content to get your day going right...

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POSTED ON Thursday, 16.05.2013 / 3:33 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



Cory Conacher
played a lead role in Game 1 and got himself acquainted with the Penguins early and often. While he didn't pot any goals, Conacher was one of the most active Sens on the ice and has set himself up to be an impact on the series going forward.

Here's what he had to say after Game 1...

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POSTED ON Thursday, 16.05.2013 / 2:24 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



The Sens are having a (mandatory) practice in Pittsburgh currently after yesterday's optional skate. As we can see above, Jakob Silfverberg was putting in some extra strength work earlier today as well.

Looks like there will be some lineup changes heading into Game 2 with the prospective return of Guillaume Latendresse with the corresponding move being Matt Kassian checking out. Again, as we know with Coach MacLean & Co., this is all speculative until the final roster sheet is put out before puck drop, but it's a good bet.

Here's how they look at practice today:

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POSTED ON Thursday, 16.05.2013 / 1:28 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



Colin Greening
was the Sens lone goal scorer from Game 1 and played some of the best minutes for the squad in all three zones on Tuesday night. He weighed in with his thoughts on the 4-1 loss and talked about ways the Sens fell short and what they can do in Game 2.

Here are some highlights of what he had to say...

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POSTED ON Thursday, 16.05.2013 / 11:42 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



Your daily roundup of what the internet has to say about Ottawa Senators hockey.

Bringing you the best of Sens media, blogs and interactive content to get your day going right...

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POSTED ON Thursday, 16.05.2013 / 11:19 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



It's been a fast and furious post-season thus far and, while you've been enjoying the hockey, Sens TV has had the cameras rolling 24/7 to capture the Senators on their journey.

The latest installment of United In Red is here below and takes a look at games one and two in Montreal. If you missed it (shame on you if you did), you can catch episode one here.

Enjoy!

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 15.05.2013 / 3:44 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



Odds are if you’re reading this you’re not Scotty Bowman. Coincidentally, you don’t have to be Scotty Bowman to figure out that for the Sens to have the best chance possible at winning this series shutting down Sidney Crosby is a must. He is simply the best player going right now and giving him breathing room is a recipe for disaster.

A few observers suggested that Crosby simply didn’t look like himself yesterday and he didn’t do enough to leave an imprint on the game. Things went fine for Pittsburgh regardless, but Crosby’s inability to get something going was not so much his ineffectiveness as it was the Sens ability to keep the puck away from him.

How did they do that? With big efforts from Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Erik Condra and Colin Greening.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 15.05.2013 / 2:04 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



The Sens are holding an optional practice this afternoon in Pittsburgh after Tuesday's Game 1 loss to the Pens.

There are nine players and two goaltenders in attendance...

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 15.05.2013 / 1:25 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



Early in their first round series with the Montreal Canadiens, the Sens’ faceoff performances came under some scrutiny. Not only were players on either team being consistently tossed from the draw, the Sens had been singled out for losing crucial draws at crucial moments.

Since Game 3 of that first round series, the Sens have turned it around in the circle consistently winning upwards of 50 per cent of the draws as a team with those who take the majority checking in north of 60 per cent. While there are plenty who would argue convincingly that dominating faceoffs are not always directly related to winning hockey games, there are many positives to be taken from having your way on the draw.

Last night the Sens put in another solid effort in the faceoff circle, this time against the Penguins. Ottawa as a team won 54 per cent of their draws and a large part of that can be attributed to the work of Kyle Turris. Turris took a game high 21 faceoffs last night and won 67 per cent of them, another game high. That mark includes a sparkling 89 per cent success rate in the defensive zone.

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  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