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POSTED ON Friday, 29.03.2013 / 2:43 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



Sens fans looking to keep track of the team's prospects in playoff action already have some second round excitement to look forward to as a pair of Sens prospects advanced one step further in their respective CHL leagues.

More below the jump...

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POSTED ON Thursday, 28.03.2013 / 10:52 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



It was a tightly played game between the Sens and Rangers with not a ton separating the two teams, but ultimately tighter defensive play won in the end as the Sens escaped with a 3-0 victory.

While the Rangers had plenty of possession time at various points of the game, they ultimately couldn't break down an aggressive Sens defensive system to generate many meaningful scoring chances. The Sens also held up on the PK, killing all four Rangers penalties and generating a handful of shorthanded chances.

When the Sens had their occasional breakdown, Ben Bishop made the crucial stops. He put a jolt in the Scotiabank Place crowd with a diving stop on the short side and found a way to quash any Rangers offence. He was named the first star of the game and deservedly so.

Here's a Twitter rundown of what Coach MacLean had to say...

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POSTED ON Thursday, 28.03.2013 / 5:26 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



It's gameday here in the Capital and as such we only have so much time to get you caught up on everything you need to know ahead of tonight's game against the Rangers.

Let's begin...

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 27.03.2013 / 5:30 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



Mike Hoffman
made his arrival in Ottawa today and spoke after practice about his experiences this season, in addition to what he believes he brings to the table.

For those who were unaware, Hoffman skated on a line with Daniel Alfredsson and Kyle Turris today. If you were a young, offensively talented player looking to shine in your second stint, linemates don't get much better than that.

Video after the jump...

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 27.03.2013 / 4:34 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



Erik Karlsson
and his wife Therese were at the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa today to lend their support and officially become the BGCO's official "spokescouple."

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 27.03.2013 / 2:19 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



It has been a long time coming but Craig Anderson has finally begun making appearances at team practices this week and appears to slowly be getting closer to his return to game action this season.

Andy, who went down on February 21 against the New York Rangers with a sprained ankle, has been recuperating for a little over a month's time now. Obviously any need for him to risk a hasty return and play through excessive pain has been eliminated by the stellar performances of Ben Bishop and Robin Lehner in his absence but the return of the Sens' top goaltender will be a welcome one...

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 27.03.2013 / 9:42 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 Tuesday, 26.03.2013 / 4:37 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



With the re-assignment of Dave Dziurzynski earlier today, the Sens made a corresponding move, calling up 23 year old forward Mike Hoffman.

From the official release:

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 26.03.2013 / 11:43 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



There's something to be said for anyone that can put a positive spin on a scary incident. Last night, when Erik Condra left the game late in the third period after taking a puck to the mouth, a lot of fans feared the worst and visions of Chicago's Duncan Keith losing seven teeth in 2010 entered their minds.

(In fact, if you type 'Duncan Keith' into Google, the third autofill result is 'Duncan Keith teeth' — at least it rhymes.)

The good news is Condra will be okay and actually made his way back to the bench during the shootout. Paul MacLean said last night that Condra was, in fact, available to shoot had the team required his services. All good signs.

The best sign of all, perhaps, came from Condra himself on Twitter after the game when he tweeted:

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 26.03.2013 / 10:51 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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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 20 54 -15 74
J. Spezza 75 23 43 -26 66
K. Turris 82 26 32 22 58
C. MacArthur 79 24 31 12 55
B. Ryan 70 23 25 7 48
A. Hemsky 75 13 30 -15 43
M. Michalek 82 17 22 -25 39
M. Zibanejad 69 16 17 -15 33
M. Methot 75 6 17 0 23
P. Wiercioch 53 4 19 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 25 16 8 .911 3.00
R. Lehner 12 15 6 .913 3.06