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POSTED ON Wednesday, 03.20.2013 / 2:54 PM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



With a home record of 10-1-3, the Sens have taken more points at home than any other team in the Eastern Conference. Their lone home loss was a 1-0 decision against the Winnipeg Jets on Hockey Day in Canada, a sloppy affair on both sides decided by a fluttered shot from the sideboards tipped up and under Ottawa's crossbar.

In terms of leveraging an advantage, there have been few teams more adept than the Ottawa Senators at getting the most out of minutes in friendly confines.

The necessary question to come from all of this is clear: how are they doing it?


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POSTED ON Wednesday, 03.20.2013 / 10:18 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, 03.19.2013 / 3:37 PM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



For those of you who missed it earlier today, Milan Michalek will not be suiting up for the Sens any time soon.

Michalek was injured in the warmups prior to the February 13 game in Pittsburgh. He sat out the better part of a month with the injury and returned for two games this month, where he picked up two points. He experienced some discomfort after his second game back and hasn't played since.

There is currently no timetable for his return after he underwent surgery in New York today.


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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.19.2013 / 12:01 PM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog


It has been a quick turnaround for Kyle Turris. After being the lead candidate for a breakout after scuffling for the better part of six weeks, he finally broke out last week and posted six points in four games. He was named the NHL's Second Star of the Week for his efforts.

Here's what Kyle had to say about the accolade:

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.19.2013 / 10:54 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, 03.18.2013 / 4:14 PM ET
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, 03.18.2013 / 11:52 AM ET
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, 03.18.2013 / 9:50 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 Sunday, 03.17.2013 / 8:11 PM ET
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, 03.15.2013 / 3:08 PM ET
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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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  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

STATS

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