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Senators want to keep things simple tonight

Monday, 11.13.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Senators forward Denis Hamel scored one of his two goals this season against Montreal on Oct. 14.

by Todd Anderson

As Ottawa Senators goaltender Martin Gerber puts his 4-0-0 career record against the Montreal Canadiens on the line tonight at Scotiabank Place, his team will look to bust out of its slump by getting back to basics.

The Senators return home after picking up three of eight available points -- with a win and an overtime loss -- during their recent four-game road trip. Despite seeing their record drop to 6-9-1 during the trip, there were positives to take home.

"We established a good work ethic on the road and now we have to keep it going," forward Chris Neil said after today's morning skate. "We have to get the puck in deep and work hard. We have to go out and play a basic game."

Alternate captain Chris Phillips says it's important for the Senators to remain focused on their objectives.

"We still believe in what we're doing and the game plan. We just have to execute better. We know we have lots of offensive players and that's a strength of ours. We have to apply the pressure."

Senators forward Mike Fisher says it's not the responsibility of individuals to turn things around.

"We're all in this together. As a team we know we have to be much better. We have to keep things a little more simple."

Injury report
Senators defenceman Wade Redden will not be available to head coach Bryan Murray for an indefinite period of time after aggravating a groin injury during Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins.

"There's no real timetable," Redden said on Monday. "Saturday it was tight and sore. I guess it's back to the drawing board."

Goaltender Ray Emery (left forearm injury) participated in the morning skate today but it will be Binghamton Senators callup Kelly Guard who will back up Gerber tonight. Murray said this morning that he was hopeful Emery would be fit to play later this week.

 

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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

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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