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POSTED ON Friday, 08.03.2013 / 4:16 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



With just hours between us and a rematch of last season's first round playoff tilt between the Sens and Rangers, it's time to take a look at today's pre-game materials.

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POSTED ON Friday, 08.03.2013 / 2:06 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



NHL.com has kept up their Trophy Tracker throughout the season where they puts odds on the favourites to take home the NHL's individual prizes.

You'll recall earlier this season that both Erik Karlsson and Craig Anderson were favourites to take home silverware to commemorate their performances at their respective positions. Obviously Karlsson's injury has prevented a second consecutive Norris Trophy from coming to fruition. With Anderson on the shelf, it appeared as though his award hopes may take a similar hit.

Luckily the good folks over at NHL.com weren't so sure about that.

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POSTED ON Friday, 08.03.2013 / 1:34 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



With the NHL reviewing a potential realignment of divisions and conferences starting in the 2013-14 season, there has been much talk of how this would affect the league and its teams and players.

Based on the model making the rounds, the Sens would stay in what is currently called the Northeast Division with the addition of the Detroit Red Wings from the Western Conference's Central Division and both of the Florida teams — the Lightning and the Panthers.

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POSTED ON Friday, 08.03.2013 / 11:28 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog




Today in obvious news: New York is a huge city. Between its population of over 8 million people and cramming all of those people into a small corner of a smallish state and then surrounding all of those people with some of the world's most recognizable landmarks, you have sensory overload.

The Sens were in the West Side of Manhattan on their off-day yesterday for practice where they took to the ice at the Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex. The Chelsea Piers location itself is fascinating. Not only is it home to a unique hockey facility, it is steeped in history.

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POSTED ON Friday, 08.03.2013 / 10:05 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, 07.03.2013 / 4:16 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



When Marc Methot was traded from Columbus to Ottawa on July 1, 2012, the team knew they were getting a solid, consistent defensive defenceman. What they didn't know was just how solid and consistent he was, not to mention how emphatically the fanbase would embrace the local product and his contribution to the aptly named 'Pesky Sens'.

It's difficult to understate the role Methot has played for the 2013 Senators. Not only has he emerged as one of the team's premier players, he has been a prime factor in the stabilization of a blueline that is missing key young stars in Erik Karlsson and Jared Cowen.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 07.03.2013 / 12:58 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog


February was a busy month for the Sens, playing 13 games in 28 days and posting a 7-4-2 record in the process. It was filled with many moments and milestones for players and the team (including an exciting five game win streak) and went a long way towards a playoff bid.

To take a look back at the best moments from February, Gord Wilson brings you "The Goodies" from February.

Enjoy!

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POSTED ON Thursday, 07.03.2013 / 11:32 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

NHL.com put together a little video feature on the Sens overcoming their injury woes to this point in the season. Obviously things are looking up in Ottawa now that we are heading into March and April but the ability of the team to hang around and pick up points has truly been a feat.

Despite the struggles on this current road trip, the Sens have the seventh best record in the NHL.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 07.03.2013 / 10:28 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



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

Wayne Scanlan has the post-game quotes and notes from Toronto and also writes that the improvements in Ottawa and Toronto this season start with the coaching.

Bruce Garrioch has his post-game recap complete with his three stars, thumbs up, thumbs down and turning point.

Marc Brassard also has thoughts from Toronto with a full game recap.

SensChirp reacts to last night's loss and includes a little tribute to Canadian music legend Stompin' Tom Connors who passed away last night.

Silver Seven has a game recap complete with a shot chart and photos from the lower bowl in Toronto last night.

And I'll leave you all with the Stompin' Tom song we know so well...

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 06.03.2013 / 4:13 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

With just hours between us and the third installment of the Battle of Ontario (2013), it's time to take a look at today's pre-game materials.

First up (above), we have today's Sens TV Gameday Goodie. Gord Wilson talks to Patrick Wiercioch about the relief of scoring his first career NHL goal and getting ready to play the Leafs in Toronto.

Next we have Mr. Wilson's Game Preview ahead of tonight's game. It feels like a long time since this was the case, but this game holds big meaning for both of the teams involved tonight as they are currently jockeying for position in the middle of the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Perhaps some post-season implications will catapult the Battle of Ontario back to the echelon it once occupied.


And finally, if good things truly do come to those who wait, the Sens should have some good fortune tonight. They had to do their fair share of waiting today prior to hitting the ice.



For more great shots like the one above, be sure to follow the Sens on Instagram: @nhlsenators

You never know who the photographer may be...
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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