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POSTED ON Tuesday, 19.03.2013 / 10:54 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 Monday, 18.03.2013 / 4:14 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



I guess you can say it was a decent week for newly minted Sens prospect Troy Rutkowski.

Not only did Troy sign an entry-level deal with the Sens last week, he and his Portland Winterhawks accepted the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy as regular season champions in the Western Hockey League...

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POSTED ON Monday, 18.03.2013 / 11:52 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog


To say he busted out of his slump may be an understatement. Kyle Turris was recognized by the NHL on Monday for his stellar performance over the span of a four game stretch with the Second Star of the Week for the week ending March 17.

Turris, who busted out of the gates this season with four goals in his first four games, cooled off to end January and through February as he went 21 games without scoring. Despite receiving praise from Sens Head Coach Paul MacLean for his play off the puck.

The 23 year old finally broke out this week with four goals and two assists for six points in four games.

From the official NHL release:

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POSTED ON Monday, 18.03.2013 / 9:50 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 Sunday, 17.03.2013 / 8:11 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



There's plenty of ways to chalk up today's win to a luck of the Irish joke, but there was nothing lucky about it. From the opening whistle the Sens were the better of the two teams over the brunt of the game and came away with a well deserved two points via a 4-1 victory.

Coach MacLean had nothing but praise for the team's effort after the game, pointing out the performances of Robin Lehner, Kyle Turris and Jakob Silfverberg as crucial to the victory. The Sens seem to finally be finding their stride up front and continue to get solid goaltending in the back end.

Here's a Twitter rundown of what Coach MacLean has to say:

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POSTED ON Friday, 15.03.2013 / 3:08 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



In hockey, particularly in the last 20 years, it's easy for players to look the same. Gone are days when certain haircuts, facial hair arrangements or faces were identifiable from the crowd or on television. The sweeping changes to equipment — particularly helmets and face shields — have done away with much of the personality that is immediate and obvious.

One nice advent of this revolution, however, has been the notoriety a goaltender can gain for his mask style. Going back to Gerry Cheevers' stitches and through to Gilles Gratton's infamous tiger, the mask has become a way for goaltenders to become iconic.

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POSTED ON Friday, 15.03.2013 / 10:26 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



As someone who is forced to spell the names of Ottawa Senators on a regular basis, I can assure you it is no walk in the park. A few silent letters here and a couple double consonants there can really do a number on your grasp of the language.

Like most things though, practice makes perfect. I've gotten pretty good at it. For guys on the team, however guys who will never, ever have to write these names out it is still tricky business.

Sens TV hit the locker room to see how a few players fared at spelling the most complicated names in the house.

Take a look...

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POSTED ON Friday, 15.03.2013 / 9:32 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



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

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POSTED ON Thursday, 14.03.2013 / 4:45 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



The Sens may receive some blueline reinforcements in the near future as Mike Lundin took part in a full team practice today without a non-conact sweater.

Lundin sustained a concussion on a hit on March 2, against the Philadelphia Flyers and hasn't been available since the injury occurred. With the team currently carrying six active defencemen, his return will be a welcome addition to the squad.

Here's what he had to say on his status:

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POSTED ON Thursday, 14.03.2013 / 4:29 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



Amidst all of the call-ups who have taken their place in the Sens lineup this season, a stand out early on was Dave Dziurzynski who was thrust into, and embraced, a shutdown role with the team.

Having missed the last couple of games after sustaining a concussion in a fight against Toronto's Frazer McLaren, Dziurzynski practiced with the team for the first time on Thursday and appears to be nearing a return.

Here is his update on his status:

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SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

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