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Bulletin: Senators announce ‘Movember’ fundraising initiative

Carkner, Karlsson, Konopka to grow moustaches in support of the cause

Friday, 10.21.2011 / 11:57 AM ET / News
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Bulletin: Senators announce \u2018Movember\u2019 fundraising initiative

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today they will be hosting a ‘Movember’ fundraiser in association with Rickard’s, the TEAM 1200 and the Sens Foundation. Movember takes place during the month of November each year and inspires the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. These men raise funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.

Senators players Matt Carkner, Erik Karlsson and Zenon Konopka will be participating in Movember this year. Each has pledged to grow a moustache for the duration of the month to help support and draw awareness to the cause. Fans can track the progress of the players and pledge support of their own through the Senators Movember network at http://ca.movember.com/mospace/network/sens.

Senators head coach Paul MacLean, a proud wearer of a moustache, is supportive of his players’ participation in Movember. “I’m happy to challenge our players to grow their own moustaches to support what is a very worthy cause.”

Fans and supporters of Movember will also be able to track the progress of the players at the Senators’ new Movember twitter account @SensStache.

The Senators are asking fans to show their support for the players by growing a moustache of their own to partake in the Movember movement. Those interested in supporting Movember without participating can do so by purchasing the Movember Madness ticket package or an imitation moustache, which will be on sale during November games at Scotiabank Place.

The Movember Madness ticket package, available now at www.capitaltickets.ca, includes a game ticket and a voucher for a Movember T-shirt, an imitation moustache and a large Rickard’s draft beer from Frank Finnigan’s on game night, all for $35. Five dollars from each ticket package will be donated to the Movember charity through the Sens Foundation. The Movember Madness package is available for three home games: Nov. 5 versus the Buffalo Sabres, Nov. 9 versus the New York Rangers and Nov. 27 versus the Carolina Hurricanes.

Imitation moustaches will be sold for $2 each at all games in November, with the net proceeds going to support Prostate Cancer Canada. In Ottawa, the organization has been supporting men and their families who are living with prostate cancer for more than 20 years. The moustaches will be also available at all three Sens Store locations (Carlingwood Mall, Place d’Orléans and Scotiabank Place).

In 2010, nearly 119,000 Canadian men and women participated in Movember, raising $22.3 million. For more information on Movember Canada, please visit http://ca.movember.com.

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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