The Ottawa Senators will look to build off consecutive strong performances to start their season when they play a second straight game against the Florida Panthers.
The Senators have outscored their opponents by an 8-1 margin through the first two games of the season and have received offensive contributions from all four of their forward lines. They’ll be looking for more of the same tonight in Sunrise.
As Bryan Murray continues his search for blueline help, the current crop of blueliners have performed admirably through the team's first two games.
While the Sens GM readily admits he could use an additional defenceman to slide into the team's top two pairings, he has to like what he's seen from the six defenceman Paul MacLean has used to start the 2013 season.
As the Ottawa Senators get set to head South to take on the Panthers and Lightning, they have made a decision on the crowded crease.
Despite dressing as a backup to Craig Anderson in the team’s first two games, the Sens have sent Robin Lehner back to Binghamton of the American Hockey League. With Anderson playing so well out of the gate, the team needs to make sure Lehner is playing and he can do that in Bingo.
You would be hard pressed to draw up a more perfect home opener for the Ottawa Senators.
Paul MacLean's team was in control of this from the moment the puck dropped at Scotiabank Place on Monday night. Kyle Turris scored twice, and Jim O'Brien and Jakub Silfverber each pitched in with one as the Sens dominated the Florida Panthers from start to finish.
The last time the Ottawa Senators stepped on home ice, it was in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
After more than 270 days, the Sens finally return to the friendly confines of Scotiabank Place as they play their home opener in the 2013 season. There will be a couple familiar faces providing the opposition as Alex Kovalev, Filip Kuba and the rest of the Florida Panthers roll into town.
Coming into this year, many experts were asking, can Erik Karlsson live up to the ridiculous standard he set last season?
If Saturday afternoon's opener in Winnipeg is any indication, the defending Norris Trophy Champ is going to be just fine. Karlsson racked up a goal and two assists, leading the Sens to a convincing 4-1 win in their first game of the abbreviated 2013 season.
After more than 260 days without Ottawa Senators hockey, the day has finally arrived.
The Sens open up their season in Winnipeg this afternoon in a game that will help officially raise the curtain on the 2013 National Hockey League season. The Ottawa/Winnipeg contest is one of 13 games on the schedule on opening day.
(UPDATE 2:08 PM)- The Sens are on the ice in Winnipeg and here is how MacLean has the forwards lined up, Michalek-Spezza-Silfverberg, Latendresse-Turris-Alfredsson, Greening-Smith-Neil, Regin-O'Brien-Condra. The defence pairings are as follows, Methot-Karlsson, Phillips-Gonchar, Wiercioch-Benoit
(UPDATE 5:46 PM)- While they both still remain on the roster with the big club, Andre Benoit and Robin Lehner have just been named to the AHL All Star Game. A total of 48 players were selected to take part in All Star weekend, which is scheduled for January 27th and 28th in Providence, Rhode Island.
With Monday’s revelation that the Senators may go with as many as 23 players to start the season, some of the drama has been taken out of the abbreviated training camp.
Cody Ceci and Stefan Noesen are both here for the experience and will eventually head back to their respective Junior clubs, leaving the Sens with just 24 guys in camp.