With the series shifting to Scotiabank Place, where the Senators have been lights out this season, Ottawa knew they had a chance to take control of their first round series with the Canadiens.
And they did exactly that on Sunday night, routing the Habs to the tune of 6-1. Rookie Jean Gabriel Pageau was elevated to the status of folk hero, as the Ottawa native scored three times and sending the home town crowd away with what will go down as one of the most memorable games ever played at Scotiabank Place.
Despite missing out on a chance to take a 2-0 series lead, the Ottawa Senators battled their way to a hard fought split at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
Now the scene shifts to Scotiabank Place in Ottawa as the Sens look to use home ice advantage and take control over their first round series against the Montreal Canadiens. And as you'd expect after a loss in Game 2, the Sens are expected to shuffle their line up a little bit.
After the Senators shocked the Montreal Canadiens in Game 1, you knew the Habs would come out flying in the second game of the series.
Montreal did exactly that on Saturday night as they cruised to a 3-1 win. While the Sens would have loved to take both games at the Bell Centre, a split in Montreal is a great outcome for the Senators as the series shifts to Ottawa for Game 3 on Sunday night.
The Ottawa Senators scored three times in the third period to shock the Montreal Canadiens in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series.
With a guaranteed split at the Bell Centre already in the bag, the Sens now head into Game 2 look to take a commanding 2-0 series lead before heading back to Scotiabank Place on Sunday night.
After a three day stretch that felt like an eternity, the Ottawa Senators and the Montreal Canadiens are finally ready to drop the puck.
Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal goes tonight at the Bell Centre in a Montreal in a series that sees the 2nd seeded Northeast Division Champions open up against the surprising Ottawa Senators. It's a match up that seems to have the so called experts divided and it all gets started in Montreal tonight at 7:00 PM.
On the eve of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal match up between the Ottawa Senators and the Montreal Canadiens, I thought we'd try something a little different.
This post was sent to me yesterday but one of our readers and I thought it would make a perfect day before the game post. There are elements in his story that I think all fans can relate to, especially as the Sens get set to open a playoff series against a close division rival. Over to you, sir!
WRITTEN BY SENSCHIRP READER- Cooke-d, Alex C
Looking at the Leafs roster, a few things jump out at me. First, the team has only dressed 7 players this year that were drafted by the organization and all come out of just 3 different drafts.
Second, the Leafs has signed a lot of UFAs, including 3 undrafted rookies. Finally, it is downright confusing to keep track of the way this organization wheels and deals draft picks. After considering the above mentioned points, we’ll consider Toronto’s rebuild since the end of the 2007–08 season.
If you’re like me, you are starting to get a little antsy. Still two days until the Ottawa Senators open their first round series against the Montreal Canadiens.
And while it will help to watch some playoff hockey tonight, and then watch the Leafs helplessly try to contain the Bruins tomorrow night, we all know the series that matters starts on Thursday night. With that in mind, I’ve gathered a few videos to help pass the time a little bit today.
WRITTEN BY SENSCHIRP READER- timwrx
Scranton and ill penalties combined to put the Binghamton Senators on the brink of elimination tonight with another 3-2 win.
Down 2 games to nothing Coach Richardson needs to pull a rabbit out of his hat to keep the season and hopes of Binghamton fans alive. Positive note was the play of top prospect Matt Puempel who scored his first goal to knot the score at 1 apiece.
As the Ottawa Senators went into their final game of the season, fans were almost unanimous in hoping for an Ottawa win that would set up a first round series with the Montreal Canadiens.
But what is it about the match up that Sens fans like? Or is it simply the fact that the alternatives- Boston and Pittsburgh- are just so damn good? Let’s take a look at the tale of the tape heading into this Ottawa/Montreal match up and see if we can figure out exactly why fans in the Nation’s Capital were eager for a shot at the Northeast Champs.