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POSTED ON Thursday, 05.16.2013 / 11:19 AM ET
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, 05.15.2013 / 3:44 PM ET
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, 05.15.2013 / 2:04 PM ET
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, 05.15.2013 / 1:25 PM ET
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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POSTED ON Wednesday, 05.15.2013 / 10:11 AM ET
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 Tuesday, 05.14.2013 / 9:22 AM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



Follow along with Inside the Senate and stay up to date on the Sens goings-on ahead of game one of their second round playoff matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

More below the jump.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 05.14.2013 / 9:00 AM ET
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 Monday, 05.13.2013 / 4:25 PM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



Jared Cowen
only got to see the Pittsburgh Penguins once this season as a byproduct of his injury recovery, but the big blueliner weighed in on the series ahead and, more specifically, the challenges he and his defensive partners can expect with Sidney Crosby & Co., awaiting them.

Here's what Jared had to say...

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POSTED ON Monday, 05.13.2013 / 2:13 PM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



It's official.

The NHL announced on Monday that the Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins will kick off their Eastern Conference Semifinal on Tuesday (May 14) at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Puck drop is set for 7:30 pm.

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POSTED ON Monday, 05.13.2013 / 11:00 AM ET
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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  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

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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