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POSTED ON Thursday, 25.04.2013 / 10:30 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

That goal from Sergei Gonchar means your Ottawa Senators are heading to the NHL Playoffs for the 14th time in the last 16 years.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 25.04.2013 / 4:38 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

What else needs to be said?

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POSTED ON Thursday, 25.04.2013 / 4:10 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



We're just a couple hours away from what could be the night the Sens attain their sought after 'X' and you need to be caught up on the news of the day. Luckily we have your Gameday Preview items hot out of the oven for you.

Let's begin.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 25.04.2013 / 2:40 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



In the immortal words of Bob Cole, "EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING!"

Not only have we seen Erik Karlsson activate a Twitter account and return from an Achilles injury, the team could potentially clinch playoff spot tonight and we still have the home finale to look forward to this Saturday night, but we could still hit the motherload of Ottawa internet phenomena yet.

Daniel Alfredsson will be joining Twitter. You may now remove your jaw from the ground.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 25.04.2013 / 1:17 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



The Ottawa Senators will have a chance to clinch tonight and they'll take the task on using a lineup they haven't been able to put together all season long thanks to the returns of Erik Karlsson and Jared Cowen.

There will only be one change from Monday's game against the Penguins as Patrick Wiercioch checks out and Karlsson takes his place. The reserves, outside of that one switch, remain the same from last game.

The Sens have undergone some massive line shuffling by the looks of things however, as they try to spark some offence from a lineup that has two goals total in its last two games.

Here's how the Sens will look to start.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 25.04.2013 / 11:35 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



It's official.

Erik Karlsson will make his return to the lineup tonight when the Sens take on the Washington Capitals, just 10 weeks after he had his Achilles severed in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He'll take back his usual spot on the Sens' top D pairing with Marc Methot and should quarterback the power play alongside Sergei Gonchar.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 25.04.2013 / 11:16 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



With a playoff berth on the line tonight it's no surprise that the Sens will be turning to Craig Anderson to help seal the deal tonight in Washington.

More below the jump.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 25.04.2013 / 10:08 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 Wednesday, 24.04.2013 / 4:25 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



With fate in the hands of the Senators and an absolute "win and you're in" situation in front of them, captain Daniel Alfredsson made it clear that the Sens don't just want to squeak into the playoffs — they want to enter full steam ahead.

The Sens can clinch a playoff berth with two points from their final three games, but the team doesn't want to stop there. They're looking to win all three.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 24.04.2013 / 3:16 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



They sure know how to keep things interesting, don't they?

No less than three times this season have the Sens been written off as dead in the water. Jason Spezza goes down? Can't score, they're done. Erik Karlsson gets hurt? Now it's definitely over. Craig Anderson is out? Print the lottery balls.

Yet, here we are with three games to play and the Sens are among those in the running for the final two playoff spots, and in the driver's seat to get one of those spots no less.

The Sens could clinch a playoff spot on Thursday night with a win as 54 points would ensure Winnipeg couldn't catch them in the Eastern Conference. After that it would be a matter of where they travel to for round one.

Marc Methot has only had the chance to play postseason hockey once in his seven year NHL career, but the significance of the timing isn't lost on him or his teammates. Win and you're in.

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 8 7 1 0 25 22 14
2 TBL 9 5 3 1 27 23 11
3 DET 8 4 2 2 18 17 10
4 BOS 10 5 5 0 26 24 10
5 OTT 6 4 1 1 16 13 9
6 FLA 7 2 2 3 10 16 7
7 TOR 8 3 4 1 21 25 7
8 BUF 9 2 7 0 11 29 4

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 6 2 3 -2 5
B. Ryan 6 2 2 0 4
C. MacArthur 6 2 2 0 4
K. Turris 6 1 3 0 4
A. Chiasson 6 2 1 -3 3
D. Legwand 6 2 1 2 3
C. Neil 6 1 2 3 3
M. Hoffman 4 1 1 2 2
M. Stone 6 1 1 1 2
M. Michalek 6 0 2 0 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 2 1 0 .939 2.01
R. Lehner 2 0 1 .936 2.23