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Get the inside Sens scoop on Overtime

Wednesday, 02.04.2008 / 10:54 AM / Features
By Rob Brodie  - OttawaSenators.com
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Get the inside Sens scoop on Overtime
It’s Ottawa’s television show about Ottawa’s team.

Every week during the season, Molson Senators Overtime, a production of Rogers Television, gives local viewers the inside scoop about their favourite National Hockey League team. The show, which includes a mix of features, interviews and behind-the-scenes material, has become a staple of the local community TV station’s schedule.

“It’s incredibly important,” Rogers station manager Ray Skaff said of Overtime’s place on the Rogers schedule. “Ottawa has a strong base for sports in general and everyone is passionate about the Senators.

“We’ve been a proud partner of the Senators for (many) years and we just love the way (Overtime) has grown. We have a very loyal fan base for it.”

The half-hour magazine-style show has also been a hit with critics, winning a number of Canadian and international programming awards over the past few years.

Rogers Television airs the show Thursdays at 7 p.m., with a number of repeats throughout the week. It also attracts a wider audience on Rogers Sportsnet, which distributes Overtime throughout its East Region. The regional sports network’s Senators reporter, Ian Mendes, also doubles as Overtime’s host and main feature contributor.

Last season, Rogers extended the program’s reach further with Overtime Live, a post-game show that hit the airwaves after every Senators home and away playoff game. It was an immediate hit with fans and will return again this spring.

“Last year was a great indication,” said Skaff. “We saw how the city became everything Senators and everyone was cheering on the Senators. (Overtime Live) had an amazing response. We were very happy with how people grasped onto it and it just kept growing.”

Overtime, he adds, is also a perfect fit with Rogers’ programming mandate.

“Our priority is local programming,” said Skaff. “And you can’t get any more local than the Senators.”


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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
3 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
4 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
5 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
6 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
7 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 55
8 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 60 15 32 3 47
B. Ryan 56 15 30 8 45
K. Turris 60 15 28 -4 43
M. Hoffman 57 23 16 23 39
M. Stone 58 15 24 11 39
M. Zibanejad 58 15 18 2 33
C. MacArthur 53 13 13 -10 26
M. Michalek 55 11 14 -1 25
D. Legwand 58 8 14 -3 22
A. Chiasson 54 9 12 -8 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 13 11 7 .927 2.37
R. Lehner 9 12 3 .905 3.02