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Kelly earns praise from Murray

Friday, 02.12.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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Kelly earns praise from Murray
Despite playing the centre position with Ottawa, Kelly has had loads of experience as a winger as well.

Ottawa Senators head coach Bryan Murray said he was impressed with the play of Chris Kelly Thursday night in Boston against the Bruins. The rookie centreman was one of the bright lights for the Senators on a night when they were shut out for the first time this season (3-0).

Kelly, who skated for three seasons with the Binghamton Senators prior to this season, spoke about what was going well for him against Boston.

"I just tried to keep my feet moving. I drew two penalties. Our power play is pretty good, so when you (draw penalties) they'll score on most nights."

So far this season, Kelly's role with the club has been primarily to offer energized but safe play while skating with linemates Brian McGrattan, Vaclav Varada and/or Antoine Vermette. The Toronto native has also worked well as a penalty killer for the Senators.

"I want to prove I can play at this level and contribute to the team. I want to be a good penalty killer and good team player. I hope my role will move up offensively, but I think that will take time."

The 2004-05 Binghamton Senators captain should prove to be a versatile player for the Senators in the future. Despite playing the centre position with Ottawa, Kelly has had loads of experience as a winger as well. In Binghamton last year he finished the second half of the season on the wing with Jason Spezza and Brandon Bochenski.

Back-to-back games for the Dominator

The Ottawa Senators will go with Dominik Hasek in goal tonight against the Los Angeles Kings. Hasek will be playing in back-to-back games for the second time in the past seven days, and third time overall this season.

The Senators are looking to beat the Kings for the first time since Nov. 11, 2000, when they won 4-3.

Roy Mlakar, CEO of the Ottawa Senators and Corel Centre chatted with media from Los Angeles, including former King Jim Fox, after the Senators optional skate Friday morning. Mlakar spent seven seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, including five as an executive vice-president.

Former Kings player Bryan Smolinski also chatted with Luc Robitaille, as did Dany Heatley.

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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